• New report released on COVID-19 during incarceration & reentry!

    Prisons across the country have made headlines during COVID-19, but until now little has been empirically documented by researchers. Read how incarcerated and recently released individuals have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Read the full report
  • New report released!

    Learn how reentry is a high-risk time for individuals who use opioids in this new 5-Key Model analysis from Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

    Read more
  • Learn about our Evidence-Driven Solutions to Policing Reform!

    Drawn from a recent Congressional Briefing, click to read our data-driven policy recommendations to achieve racial and economic equity!

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  • Just $1 can make a difference on Day 1 of an individuals’ contact with the criminal justice system.

    Please help us Create More Success Stories for individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system by helping us to change their trajectory starting on Day 1.

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  • Learn how our work at IJRD promotes racial and economic equity

    One of our primary goals at IJRD is to achieve racial and economic equity throughout the criminal justice system - read about the steps we take every day to reach this goal.

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  Our mission is to advance science, policy, and practice to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities impacted by criminal justice system involvement.

We prioritize the rapid dissemination of research findings to advocates, professionals, and policymakers.

We work to achieve three goals:


Research & Clinical Services

We provide applied research design and implementation expertise to identify state-of-the-art practices by simultaneosly delivering clinical services while rsearching their effectiveness.

Adaptive Technology Practices

We are an innovation lab of ground-breaking virtual, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence technology applications for behavioral interventions, policy simulations, research, and training.

Professional Training , Consulting & Evaluation Services

We provide knowledge and expertise to create and facilitate customized trainings, amplify organizational functioning, optimize programs and service delivery, and ensure program effectiveness.


We rapidly translate research findings to academic and nonacademic stakeholders to catalyze the adoption of our scientific discoveries into policy and practice. 

the crime report

Read how COVID-19 intensifies reentry - for better or worse

covid-19 incarceration and reentry

Report highlights COVID-19 experiences inside & outside prison walls


Learn how IJRD uses AI to help people avoid incarceration

opioid crisis 5-key model

Learn how the opioid crisis affects 5-Key Model participants

congressional briefing

Watch the briefing on social work and policing


Childhood abuse and mental health go hand in hand