RestoreHER Inaugural Research Conference

SEEN: The Importance of Inclusivity and Accessibility in Criminal Legal System Research

September 30-October 1 2022 at the Thompson, Savannah Historic District

RestoreHER is hosting our first annual research conference with the intention of providing opportunities to directly-impacted people and associates in this space. We hope that conversations, research, and presentations will make the realities of the criminal legal system more transparent.

Key Information



September 30 - October 1 2022

The Thompson

201 Port St. Savannah, GA 



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We do offer student and young professional discounts. Please acknowledge in your registration if you are a student or young professional.

Registration fees will be waived for directly-impacted participants.



This conference will work to bridge gaps between academia, directly-impacted, and non-profit/advocacy communities; it's a space for people to be heard.



RestoreHER would appreciate the help of any and all volunteers available for this conference. This would include help with promotion, set-up/take-down, registration, and more.

If you're interested, please email

RestoreHER Research Conference


RestoreHer US.America Inc. (RestoreHer) is a policy advocacy reentry organization  led by and for justice-involved women of color, based in Georgia. RestoreHer focuses on  protecting the dignity, ensuring access to reproductive justice, and restoring the rights of all  women directly impacted by the criminal legal system. 

The organization utilizes an intersectional approach to address the social determinants of  criminalization, inequities, and related trauma through education, leadership, and policy  change. 

RestoreHer’s mission is to enhance the lives of directly impacted women and work in  partnership with those women to end the vicious cycle that leads to the disproportionate mass  incarceration of women of color and pregnant people in the United States. 


RestoreHer US.America is focused on improving the conditions of incarceration, ending  prison birth, and developing the leadership of system impacted people is hosting its first annual  national research conference in September 2022. The focus of the conference is to highlight  research and advocacy efforts as they pertain to women and LGBT+ individuals involved in the  criminal legal system within the United States. This conference will be the first of its kind  utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to share research and collaborate on future research  projects of understudied groups. Tentative conference topics include, but are not limited to: 

• Differences in sentencing 

• Impact of incarceration 

• Access to reproductive healthcare (while incarcerated and upon release) • Access to perinatal healthcare and safety 

• Juvenile healthcare 

• Access to programming and education services 

RestoreHer is focused on bridging the gap between academia and system impacted people. It is  critical that directly impacted people are given a voice of leadership in academic spheres to  ensure ethical and informed research on timely topics. Finally, the findings from projects must  amplify the voices of those impacted by a broken system in order to emphasize the importance of  participation and provide “real-time” data in future research.

Sponsor Research for Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Are you interested in supporting more transparency within the system regarding incarcerated pregnant women? 

A Very Special Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

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