Power of One Award



The Power of One award recognizes what one person with one idea or action has done to improve services to female offenders.


The last award winner of 2015 is Kim Carter from the Time for Change Foundation


Kim is one of CNN's TOP TEN Heroes 2015


We would like to thank all nominees for their dedication and contributions and will be acknowledging them on October 14 at noon in the main ballroom.


  • Alix M. McLearen, Ph.D., National Female Offender Branch Administrator, Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Barbara E. Bloom, Ph.D., Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at Sonoma State University                                                                                                                  

  • Beth Peavey, Girls’ Juvenile Program Manager, Maine Department of Corrections, Long Creek Youth Development Center

  • Cindy Sneed, Chief Clinical Officer, The Next Door                                       

  • Colette Payne, Cabrini Green Legal Aid

  • Esther ‘lara Ojeah, Deputy Controller (Director) Nigerian Prisons Service      

  • Judge David Gooding, Circuit Court Judge, Duval County    

  • Keisha Henry, Deputy Superintendent, Bridgeport Juvenile Detention

  • Linda Kendrick, Connecticut Department of Correction, Addiction Services Unit          

  • Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus at the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati

  • Terrie McDermott, former Executive Director, Cook County Sheriff's Department of Women’s Justice Services                        



Power of One Award Recipients




16th - Kim Carter, Executive Director, Time for Change Foundation




15th - Becki Ney, National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women's, Project Director




14th - Stephanie Covington, PhD, The Institute for Relational Development and Center for Gender and Justice




13th - Joann Brown Morton

Kim Carter
Power of One

Kim Carter is the Founder and Executive Director of Time for Change Foundation. Certified in accounting with an emphasis on not-for-profits, Kim was inspired to leave the corporate world in 2002 to start Time for Change Foundation. Motivated by her own experiences as a formerly incarcerated woman, Kim made it her mission to help women and children make the transition from homelessness and recidivism to self-sufficiency. Today she is a powerful voice for women who bear the scars of poverty, homelessness, and incarceration. It is Kim’s belief that by providing these women with training and the opportunity to develop life skills, in a nurturing and supportive environment, they will become independent, active, participants in their communities. She aspires to the work of her idol, Harriet Tubman, by lighting a path and leading others to freedom from addiction and incarceration. Her motto is that “a lit candle loses nothing when it lights another.” Alongside her role as an executive director at Time for Change, she is also a motivational speaker, an advocate, an author and more recently a developer of affordable housing.