ABOUT US

Welcome to our community
Turning Trauma Into Triumph!

We understand the unique challenges you face as a partner to someone who has been wrongfully convicted and subsequently exonerated.

Our Purpose

is to provide a supportive space where you can connect with others who share your experience and find resources to help you navigate the journey ahead.

Our Founders

Roeiah Epps-Ward

Roeiah spent 20 years as a social worker before deciding her voice would best serve as a lawyer. But not just any lawyer, the kind of lawyer that represents the powerless against the powerful, and to be the voice for the voiceless.

Today, Roeiah is an innocence advocate and former Public Defender from Detroit, MI. She serves as a board member to two non-profit organizations that focus on criminal justice reform and assisting exonerees with navigating life after finally receiving justice. Roeiah is the co-founder and president of “What About Us™️,” a non-profit support group for exoneree spouses and support partners. She currently works at The North Carolina Supreme Court for Associate Justice Allison J. Riggs.

Roeiah is the wife and support partner of her husband Ramon Ward, who spent almost 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Daily she strives to bring awareness about the needs of the wrongly convicted community while assisting her husband navigate life after finally receiving justice.

To learn more about Ramon’s wrongful conviction, please visit the National Registry of Exonerations: Ramon Ward – National Registry of Exonerations (umich.edu)

Sandra Wilson

Sandra is an innocence advocate and lifelong resident of Chicago, Illinois, where she graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy High School. She serves as a board member and a co-founder of “What About Us™️: Exoneree Spouses & Support Partners,” a non-profit support group for exoneree spouses and support partners. Sandra currently works at the University of Chicago Hospital in patient services.

Sandra is the wife and support partner of her husband Jackie Wilson, who spent 36 ½ years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Daily she strives to bring awareness about the needs of the wrongly convicted community while assisting her husband navigate life after finally receiving justice.

To learn more about Jackie’s wrongful conviction, please visit the National Registry of Exonerations: Jackie Wilson – National Registry of Exonerations (umich.edu)