Advancing Smart Decarceration Through Research

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Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Category: Seminar

The Smart Decarceration Project at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration is bridging research and practice to reduce the over reliance on incarceration while addressing the racial and behavioral health disparities in the criminal justice system. Generating real-world evidence in close collaboration with local and national stakeholders, the Smart Decarceration Project seeks to reduce the use of incarceration by developing interventions that deliver tangible impact, informing the next generation of criminal justice policies and programs, and spearheading a cross-sector movement sustained by transdisciplinary dialogue. 

Part one (Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, 12-1:30pm CST) will feature: 

Aaron Gottlieb, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Jane Addams School of Social Work at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), presenting Were California’s Decarceration Efforts Smart? A Quasi-Experimental Examination of Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities 

Erin Comartin, PhD, LMSW, Associate Professor of Social Work and Data Director at the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, at Wayne State University, presenting The Criminal/Legal Experiences of Individuals with Mental Illness along the Sequential Intercept Model: An Eight-Site Study 

Ashley Jackson, MSW, Doctoral student in the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, presenting From Bright Plots to Blind Spots: Mapping Departures in Case Review Post-Bail Reform in Two New Jersey Courts 

More information is available here.


Center for Behavioral Health and Justice