Podcasts & Interviews

last updated 5-16-2022

Published: | Author: Jacob Eikenberry

Watch a recorded keynote address delivered by IJRD Research Faculty member, Jacob Eikenberry, on how to tailor policy and practice to improve outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders. The keynote was delivered as part of an ongoing lecture series hosted by Project 180, a reentry service provider in Saraota, Florida.. 

Published: | Source: Florida State University News

Listen to an interview with our Founder and Executive Director Carrie Pettus, who earned a prestigious award from the Society for Social Work and Research for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform. Pettus discusses the importance and impact of her work and how this award highlights strides made to ensure criminal justice system-impacted individuals and families thrive in our communities. 

Published: | Source: Trauma InJustice

Listen to this podcast interview with former Florida State University College of Social Work Dean Clark. Clark is a forensic social worker who has worked extensively in death penalty mitigation. The interview features his book, co-edited with Edward Monahan, entitled, "Tell the Client's Story, Mitigation in Criminal and Death Penalty Cases" and the work being conducted at IJRD.

Published: | Author: Mike Biselli | Source: Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Listen to this engaging conversation between our Founder and Executive Director Carrie Pettus and Mike Biselli on the Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli podcast. They discuss how to reduce our nation's overreliance on the criminal justice system and strategies to help justice-involved individuals to develop well-being and thrive.

Published: | Source: Sunrise Daily Podcast

Listen to this podcast which discusses the collaboration between the Florida Sheriffs Association and IJRD to create a new training program that teaches law enforcement officers how to deal with the day-to-day stress of being a law enforcement officer. The online program is called “Resiliency Behind the Badge.”

Published: | Source: Texas Standard

Carrie Pettus-Davis was interviewed by The Texas Standard about the serious traumatic events many individuals experience after they leave incarceration and return home. She also describes the ways communities can help these individuals heal and thrive and mentions the $1 Trillion social cost of incarceration.


Published: | Author: Perspectives | Source: WFSU

There are more than 100,000 people in Florida’s state prisons and thousands more in county jail, the vast majority of whom will be released back into our communities. This interview explores the programs and initiatives that are available to help these individuals succeed. Speaking on the subject are: Assistant Leon County Sheriff Steve Harrelson; Lucretia Shaw-Collins with Bethel Empowerment Foundation, Inc.; Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, founding director of the Institute for Justice Research & Development at FSU; Anthony Scott with the Innocence Project of Florida; and Suzanne Printy with the Mercy and Justice Core Committee at Tallahassee’s Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Published: | Author: Salter Mitchell | Source: Fluent in Floridian

Listen to Heidi Otway's interview with Carrie Pettus-Davis, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development, on her work developing data-driven solutions to criminal justice reform.

"Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis devoted most of her career to improving the lives of formerly incarcerated people. Her five key approach prepares them to be job ready and job steady for when they complete their sentences."

This podcast was also featured in Sunburn: The Morning Read of What's Hot in Florida Politics and can be accessed on Apple podcasts

Published: | Source: Florida State University News

Carrie Pettus-Davis, Stephen Tripodi, and Tanya Renn highlight the need and importance of providing trauma treatment to young men leaving prison. The three scholars were recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to test an innovative trauma-based reentry program for young mean leaving incarceration in Northeast Florida. The goal of the project is to address trauma as a key mechanism for improving community stability and promoting psychological well-being after release.

Published: | Source: Criminal Injustice with David A. Harris

On the Criminal Injustice podcast, Jenny Kim, Advisory Council Lead for S3C, and host David A. Harris discuss the profound need for criminal justice reform, second-chance hiring, and the work of IJRD with the 5-Key Model.