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Beauty After the Bars Mission

Beauty after the Bars (BATB), is a non profit organization founded by Tiawana Brown; a member of The National Council.  BATB provides advocacy, education, and support for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers, women and girls.  Our goal and purpose of the organization is provide education and advocacy to keep women, girls and youth out of jail, prison, and the  judicial system.  Also to assist women and girls released from prison by offering programs and resources.  

BATB also provides support for those that are currently incarcerated. 

Our objective is to eliminate incarceration among our women, girls and youth and to end the stigmas placed on children of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents. 


"Education instead of Incarceration"     

Working to keep our women, girls, and youth out of jail and prison. 

Our advocacy and education work will address prison reform and implement change.  

Our programs will develop & encourage entrepreneurship, help with job placement, and assist with preparation for reentry back in society.  

"Education instead of Incarceration"

WBTV Charlotte Interview

Beauty After the Bars Founder Tiawana Brown speaks about Bars to Elevation Gala and the phenomonal speakers who will be in attendance.  GET YOUR TICKETS!


Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Fighting For Change

National Council

The mission of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) is to end the incarceration of women and girls by building a movement grounded in sisterhood, solidarity and human rights.


A 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. These are the faces of the drug war. Behind every face is a human with a story. Overly punitive drug laws create negative consequences that trigger a chain reaction upon innocent family members, friends and our society.

Pardoned By Barack Obama

On March 30, 2016, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 61 individuals. On the same day The President also stopped by a White House meeting to meet with Ramona Brant and other individuals who had been granted clemency in the past.

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