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A Rising Tide: Understanding Incarceration’s Multigenerational Impact on Women, Girls, and Communities

Hosting Organization: 
Stoneleigh Foundation and Maternity Care Coalition
Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:00am - 2:30pm EDT
DoubleTree by Hilton
237 South Broad Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia PA 19102
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The Stoneleigh Foundation and Maternity Care Coalition invite you to a policy forum to explore how incarceration affects women, girls, and parenting families and identify solutions promoting their health and well-being.


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 those who are incarcerated, but also their children, families, and communities. 

The Stoneleigh Foundation and Maternity Care Coalition are convening policymakers, system and industry leaders, advocates, and community members to explore how incarceration impacts women, girls, and parenting families and to identify solutions promoting their health and well-being.

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