Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting Part II

A continuing professional education opportunity

Presented by: National Advocates for Pregnant Women, with New York University's School of Law & The NYU Silver School of Social Work
When: Thursday, April 29, 2010 (half day program 12p-5p)
Where: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan
Contact: Aileen Dibra, NAPW Conference Coordinator confcoordinator@advocatesforpregnantwomen.

Victory in Maine re-sentencing

A U.S. District Court Judge in Maine held a sentencing hearing for an HIV positive, pregnant woman from Cameroon and released her on time served. You may recall that earlier this summer Judge Woodcock sentenced her to 238 days, stating this sentence was calculated specifically to ensure that she remained incarcerated for the duration of her pregnancy, rather than time served as recommend by Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the U.S. Attorney and the defense attorney.

Victory in the New Mexico Supreme Court!!

Supreme Court of New Mexico Strikes Down State’s Attempt to Convict Woman Struggling with Addiction During Pregnancy.

Leading Physicians, Scientific Researchers, and Medical, Public Health, and Child Welfare Organizations Applaud Court’s Order

PRESS RELEASE May 11, 2007

Drug Policy Alliance National Advocates for Pregnant Women

For Immediate Release:
CONTACT:
Reena Szczepanski (DPA): 505-983-3277
Nancy Goldstein (NAPW): 347-563-1647

On May 11, the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico turned back the state's attempt to expand the criminal child abuse laws to apply to pregnant women and fetuses.