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RestoreHER Inaugural Research Conference

D.A.T.A. Is Life: The Importance of Inclusivity and Accessibility in Criminal Legal System Research

February 2-February 4,  2023 at the Thompson, Savannah Historic District

Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Is Life for incarcerated women, their unborn, and their families. RestoreHER is hosting our first annual national research conference to highlight research, advocacy efforts, and awareness as it pertains to women and LGBT+ individuals as they pertain to the criminal legal system in the Unite States. We hope that conversations, research, and presentations will make the realities of the criminal legal system more transparent.

Key Information



February 2 - February 4, 2023

The Thompson

201 Port St. Savannah, GA 



Click here to register.

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 February 2023. 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, led by directly impacted leadHERship, 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? 

Please email

A Very Special Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

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