A diverse group of exonerated women will share the unique challenges – physical, emotional, relational, and material – they faced post-exoneration – immediately after release and now – and what they still need to rebuild their shattered lives and reputations and productively reengage with life. They will also discuss creative and resourceful strategies that are helping them cope with the reality of life after exoneration and the consequences of wrongful conviction, e.g. posttraumatic symptoms, physical health, mental health, stigmatization, compensation, jobs, relationships, and quality of life. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak out and be heard by other exonerated individuals, as well as by the broader audience of innocence movement activists and advocates providing support and assistance to the exonerated and working to promote social justice and criminal justice reform.
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