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A Rising Tide

Understanding Incarceration’s Multigenerational Impact on Women, Girls, and Communities
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April 4, 2019 - April 4, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

SOLD OUT: Thank you for your interest in attending “A Rising Tide: Understanding Incarceration’s Multigenerational Impact on Women, Girls, and Communities.” At this time, the event is at capacity. 

The public face of over-incarceration is overwhelmingly male. However, between 1980 and 2016, the number of incarcerated women in the U.S. increased by more than 700 percent.

While research has revealed that the root causes and effects of incarceration are different for women and girls, our criminal and juvenile justice systems have largely remained gender non-responsive. As a result, too often our public health systems are left to deal with unaddressed issues of trauma, abuse, poor mental and physical health, substance abuse, and poverty. These challenges have multigenerational impacts, affecting not only women and girls who are incarcerated, but also their children, families, and communities.

Join Maternity Care Coalition and the Stoneleigh Foundation for A Rising Tide: Understanding Incarceration’s Multigenerational Impact on Women, Girls, and Communities. This day-long forum will bring together policymakers, system stakeholders, industry leaders, advocates, and community members to explore how incarceration affects women, girls, and parenting families and to identify solutions promoting their health and well-being.

Date: Thursday, April 4th 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton
237 S. Broad St, 3rd Floor Conference Center, Philadelphia, PA
$35 early bird rate (available through March 7, 2019)
$45 regular rate (March 7 – April 3, 2019)
$55 day-of rate (April 4, 2019)

NOTE: This event has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.

Forum Agenda

View the full program agenda and speakers here >>

8:00-9:00 am:     Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:10 am:      Welcome Remarks

9:10-10:10 am:     Opening Keynote Conversation

“Criminalization of Gender & Gendered Prosecution and Sentencing”

10:10-10:25 am:   Break

10:25-11:10 am:    Breakout Session Period A:

“Mothers Behind Bars: Pregnancy and Parenting While Incarcerated”

“Incarceration and Health Access”

11:10-11:25 am:     Break

11:25-12:10 pm:    Breakout Session Period B:

“Serving Time on the Outside: Women, Girls and Reentry”

“Punitive Treatment of Pregnant Women Experiencing Substance Use Disorders”

12:10-1:20 pm:      Lunch

“Trauma and Justice Involvement Among Women and Girls”

1:20-2:20 pm:       Closing Plenary

“Intersectionality and the Justice System”

2:20-2:30 pm:      Concluding Remarks

Faith Bartley

People’s Paper Co-op


Bridget Biddle

MOMobile Riverside Advocate
Maternity Care Coalition


Sandra Bloom

Associate Professor Health Management & Policy, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Drexel University


Blanche Carney

Commissioner of Prisons
Philadelphia Department of Prisons


Stephanie Covington

Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice


Kathleen Creamer

Managing Attorney
Family Advocacy Unit, Community Legal Services


Nan Feyler

Stoneleigh Fellow
City of Philadelphia


Colette Green

Director of Behavioral Health
Maternity Care Coalition


Holly Harner

Associate Professor of Public Health
LaSalle University


Bruce Herdman

Chief of Medical Operations
Philadelphia Department of Prisons


Amber Hikes

Executive Director
Office of LGBT Affairs City of Philadelphia


Larry Krasner

District Attorney
City of Philadelphia


Marsha Levick

Chief Legal Officer & Co-Founder
Juvenile Law Center


Marjie Mogul

Senior Director of Research
Maternity Care Coalition


Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

National Crittenton


Cathleen Palm

The Center for Children’s Justice


Charmaine Smith Wright

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Christiana Care Health System


Kee Tobar

Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Community Legal Services


Carol Tracy

Executive Director
Women’s Law Project


Julie Wertheimer

Senior Director of Criminal Justice Reform Strategies & Programs
City of Philadelphia


Marie Williams

Senior Program Officer
Stoneleigh Foundation


Margaret Zhang

Staff Attorney
Women’s Law Project


About Maternity Care Coalition
Maternity Care Coalition works to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families, and enhance school readiness for children 0-3. www.maternitycarecoalition.org


About The Stoneleigh Foundation
The Stoneleigh Foundation awards fellowships to exceptional researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who work within and alongside youth-serving systems to catalyze change. www.stoneleighfoundation.org