Santa Clara: Convening on Pregnancy in Correctional Settings
On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. please join us for a convening on Pregnancy in Correctional Settings at the Marriott in Santa Clara, California.
Participate in dialogue around the health and human rights of incarcerated pregnant people and their families.
Learn about the results of the PIPS study and discuss how these data can be used by various stakeholders to optimize outcomes, standardize care, and elevate discourse on the reproductive and human rights of pregnant incarcerated people.
Hear the voices and stories of people who were pregnant while incarcerated.
Reflect on the successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth and change of breastfeeding support and doula programs functioning in prisons and jails across the country.
Generate ten policy recommendations for the care of incarcerated pregnant patients that promote the dignity, well-being, and rights of incarcerated pregnant people through evidence-based measures.
Develop strategies for future collaborations.
How much does registration cost?
Free! But due to space limitations, registration is limited to the first 80 registrants.
The convening will be held prior to the 17th Association of Justice-Involved Females and Organizations Conference.
- Opening Remarks
- Keynote: Kayla Moye, WeTestify Storyteller
- Keynote: Miyhosi Benton, Women & Justice Project Associate
- PIPS data and its uses
- Networking Lunch Break
- Presentation: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children Updates on the No Shackling Convening and Incarcerated Pregnant Persons Bill of Rights.
- Doula and Breastfeeding Support Programs in Prisons and Jails
- Breakout discussion sessions to develop Policy Recommendations and Best Practices for the Care of Incarcerated Pregnant Patients
- Closing Remarks
Registration opens at 10 a.m.
Who should attend?
Formerly incarcercated people, their families and friends, advocates, health care providers, correctional administrators and staff, researchers, and citizens concerned with the treatment of pregnant people incarcerated in the U.S. There will be a limited number of scholarships to assist with transportation and logistics available to formerly incarcerated people who do not have support to attend. For more information on scholarships email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 550-4825.
Where should I book a room?
You can book a room at the Santa Clara Marriott where the convening is being held. Or across the street at the Avatar Hotel. There are also several other hotel options within a 1 mile distance of the Santa Clara Marriott. Learn more.
Questions about the event?
What is PIPS?
The PIPS project is a multi-sector collaborative endeavor based out of Johns Hopkins to gather national scale statistics on pregnancy outcomes for women who are pregnant while incarcerated. Twenty-two state prison systems, six jails (including the 5 five largest), and three departments of juvenile justice are reporting to our study database on a monthly basis the number of pregnant women, births, miscarriages, abortions, stillbirths, and other pregnancy outcomes. Findings from PIPS will illuminate the scope of the issues facing incarcerated pregnant people, and will enable policy makers, correctional administrators, researchers, and others who care about improving services for incarcerated people optimize outcomes for these women and their families.
This event is hosted by The Pregnancy in Prison Statistics (PIPS) Project and sponsored by the ACLU of Northern CA, Society of Family Planning, Association of Justice Involved Females and Organizations, University of Minnesota Center for Excellence in MCH Education, and Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.