Kathryn Casello, BSW
I joined IJRD to continue my engagement with criminal justice issues and the crucial research being done to support advocacy efforts for disenfranchised populations in the criminal justice system. As a social worker, I am particularly interested on the impact of criminal justice policy reforms to increased access to mental health on the life outcomes for women, children, and families affected by criminal justice system involvement. I am also interested in exploring the intersection of crime victimization and perpetration. I am excited to join the IJRD team and collaborate with social welfare leaders, the research community, formerly incarcerated individuals, and the general public.