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Health & Healing
You have survived a deeply traumatic experience and transitioning home after release is very challenging. Incarceration and wrongful conviction affect our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. Being separated from your community for so long, you may have lost friends and family during your wrongful imprisonment.
At Exonerated Nation, we are creating a community of exonerees. We hold an annual healing retreat in the fall of each year and provide regular convenings and peer support opportunities throughout the year, providing a safe space for candid discussions and information sharing.
If you are interested in participating, connecting with other exonerees, or if you need help finding health and mental health services please contact us at: email@example.com
Exonerated Nation believes that those who have experienced and lived through wrongful conviction and imprisonment must be at the forefront of the movement for change.
Exonerated Nation’s Advisory Board is comprised of 10 exonerees who maintain the following goals:
- Provide ongoing connection to Exonerated Nation’s (EN) constituents;
- Provide feedback to EN’s executive director and board;
- Assist in the planning, development, and design of EN programming;
- Help organize support and build awareness about wrongful conviction within their local communities
- Serve as ambassadors for EN’s mission
Research and Leadership Capacity Training
In partnership with Touro University California’s Public Health Program, Exonerated Nation network members are eligible to participate in leadership and research capacity training to build research skills for professional development. Training opportunities serve as a platform for exonerees to design and implement a research agenda that translates date into action to advocate for the health and healing of all exonerees.
If you are interested in helping to guide the work and strategy of Exonerated Nation, or if you are interested in sharing your story, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You deserve stable, living wage, meaningful employment. We know that finding a job is extremely challenging after being away for so long.
Through partnerships we’ve established, we can assist you with job resources and skills development opportunities.
Select Staff Temp Agency (info forthcoming)
REABLE Certificate training in social entrepreneurship business ownership
Governor Newsom signed legislation sponsored by Exonerated Nation!
On October 3rd, 2019, International Wrongful Conviction Day, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 701 into law. The legislation is authored by Assembly member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and sponsored by Exonerated Nation, a non-profit advocacy organization. The bill makes California the first state in the country to pay for housing of exonerees upon their release from state prison. Effective January 1, 2020, this legislation provides hotel, rent, and/or mortgage payments up to specified monthly limits, which includes 25% above rates adopted by the federal General Services Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Housing Administration for up to four years after release.
· $5,000 dollars upon release for housing expenses
· Receive direct payment or reimbursement for reasonable housing costs for 4 years
This legislation applies to anyone who was wrongfully convicted, sent to state prison, and eventually exonerated by a court, on or after January 1, 2020 .
For more information, please contact us at: 707-656-5994
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WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU! BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
Exonerated Nation is a growing organization and we’re calling on you to help us meet the needs of exonerees. Here are three ways to support us: Make a tax-deductible donation to EN. Invite an exoneree to speak to your school or organization. Organize an event to educate your friends about wrongful convictions . Donate your gently used computers, cell phones, and clothing.