Podcasts & Interviews

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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.

Published: | Author: Nadia Ramlagan | Source: Public News Service - KY

Kentucky is one of four states participating in the program, and Carrie Pettus-Davis, an associate professor at Florida State University, is leading the project. "Communities really haven't yet stepped up to take ownership of welcoming people back home, and making sure that there's the infrastructure in place to make people successful," she states. Pettus-Davis says many communities still expect corrections departments to solve re-entry and rehabilitation issues, although these institutions are not equipped to do so. 

Published: | Source: Tallahassee National Action Network (NAN) Radio Show

Reverend Don Tolliver interviews FAMU Sociology Professor, Dr. Keith Parker and Annie Grier, the Director of Community Partnerships and Training at IJRD to discuss the impact of mass incarceration, the needs of individuals leaving prisons and jails and returning home, and highlight the upcoming Re-entry Stakeholders' Symposium (Oct 11-12, 2018). Click here for details on the event

Published: | Source: By Any Means Necessary

In the third segment of "By Any Means Necessary" Eugene and Sean are joined by Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, Associate Professor, Florida State University and Founding Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development to talk about the high rates of trauma among America's prison population, the needs of returning citizens beyond employment, and how to provide proper emotional and social support for those who were once incarcerated. Interview begins at 36:04