The Fellowship Program
80% of women in U.S. jails are mothers.
The U.S. Department of Justice
More than five million children in the United States have had a parent behind bars.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
There are 1.3 million women under state and federal supervision.
The Sentencing Project
Meet the 2021 EPIC AMBASSADORS
Cheri Branham wants to end crimeless revocation, revise expungement laws, and address the lack of treatment and diversion programs in Wisconsin.
Demetrus Coonrod wants to determine how states can reduce the incarceration of Black men due to child support, amend current child support policies, and draft new legislation.
Denise Cosom wants to write a Clean Slate bill to end barriers to housing, higher education, and employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated persons.
Emma Cornelius wants to improve reentry support services for women to assist them in healing traumas, reuniting with their families, and building a better future.
Judith Negron wants to advocate for children that suffer when their mothers are incarcerated, often thousands of miles away with no means of proper bonding.
Montrell Carmouche wants to end money bail in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.
Nicole Hutchison-Moore wants to write a reentry bill that mandates the reentry process commence during intake.
Novlette Haughton wants to advocate for juvenile justice reform in the state of Maryland.