A Beautiful HEART Ministries (ABHM) is a 501 (c)(3) reentry organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for formerly incarcerated women, girls, and gender-fluid individuals. Our work is grounded by five pillars: alternatives to incarceration, education, empowerment, wellness, and food insecurity. Our five pillars aim to bridge the gap between communities and those impacted by the criminal legal system. By keeping women, girls, and gender-fluid individuals at the central focus, we remove the veil of indivisibility that surrounds them. By listening to them, and hearing their stories, we can imagine other contexts and choices that, if provided, would allow them to do different things, to hope for a better future, and to be people they are cable of becoming. America is at a tipping point! The crisis of over criminalization and excessive reliance on punitive enforcement feed the problem of mass incarceration. In a time of deep political and ideological divides, the fight for criminal justice reform is more urgent than ever. As a nation, we face a choice, we can continue to spend our shrinking tax dollars on the pointless and costly incarceration of females, or we can seek out other solutions to the problem. By focusing on strategies that directly address these problems we could free up the public purse to more effective and preventative measures.