National Advocates for Pregnant Women

aka NAPW   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org

Mission

NAPW works to achieve a world in which women enjoy full personhood and where neither pregnancy nor drug use serve as an excuse to dehumanize and punish select groups of people. NAPW's mission is to secure the human and civil rights, health, and welfare of pregnant and parenting women while protecting children from punitive and misguided state policies. We advocate on behalf of all women, especially those who are most marginalized: women of color, low-income women, and women who use drugs.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Ms. Lynn M Paltrow, J.D.

Main address

575 8th Ave Fl 7

New York, NY 10018 USA

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EIN

52-2282183

NTEE code info

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Programs

NAPW is actively involved in ongoing court challenges to punitive drug and reproductive health policies and provides litigation support in cases across the country. NAPW engages in local and national organizing and public education efforts among the diverse communities that are stakeholders in these issues, including the women and families directly affected by punitive policies, as well as the public health and policy leaders who can ensure that the problems of pregnancy and drug use are dealt with through the public health system rather than the criminal justice system. NAPW uses these opportunities to challenge the myths regarding drug-using women, and provides a medical, legal, and political analysis of why punitive approaches fail everyone.

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National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Board of directors
as of 1/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Burns

No Affiliation

Lynn Paltrow

Nancy Aries

No Affiliation

Jeanne Flavin

Fordham University

Mariotta Gary-Smith

No Affiliation

Jennifer Morgan

Carolyn Cole

Hytham Imseis

Khiara Bridges

Carl Hart

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes