1/2 of the City Girls duo, Jatavia Johnson, also known as JT released a new single Friday called “No Bars.” Although the single was highly anticipated what fans didn’t know was that the song came with a new initiative. At the same time the new single dropped, she also launched “No Bars Reform,” which is a website dedicated to helping provide services to formerly incarcerated women.

No Bars Reform By JT

JT had her own struggles when it comes to incarceration. When the City Girls first started to become mainstream after Drake featured the duo on his single “Nice For What,” she was on her way to serve a sentence. She was arrested and charged with aggravated identity theft in 2018 then sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Yung Miami kept the steam going for the rap group while JT was behind bars. She was released in March of 2020. She is now taking the experience of her struggles and helping out those who may be less fortunate.

According to the website, “No Bars Reform” assists women in finding employment, housing, therapy, substance abuse help, and additional opportunities by providing resources to them.

“After spending almost two years in a Florida prison before being released in 2020, JT has vowed to use her voice and platform to help other incarcerated women rehabilitate into society,” a statement on the site said.

This is one of the most recent moves celebrity Black women have been doing to assist formerly incarcerated women have an easier transition back into societyt. Angela Yee recently revealed that she purchased a 30-unit building in Midtown Detroit to help formerly incarcerated women reach success.

“It’s really hard to get housing when you get out of prison,” Yee explained during her speech at the 2023 Elite 100 Wealth and Legacy Summit, where she made the announcement. “If you look at the numbers, of how difficult it is, they used to ask you if you’ve ever been convicted of a felony, and people would not get housing.”