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Featured Projects

5-Key Model for Reentry

The 5-Key Model for ReentryTM translates the key ingredients of successful reentry into a flexible, customizable approach. 

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Addressing Trauma among Young Men

Our work explores whether providing trauma treatment decreases mental health and substance use disorder symptoms and enhances well-being for young men as they leave prison and return home.

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Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Jail Settings

We are implementing an innovative trauma-informed intervention with individuals incarcerated in a local jail setting to help them decrease mental health and substance use disorder symptoms, heal, and thrive. 

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The Prosecution Research Network

The Prosecution Research Network is a prosecutor-led national network designed to identify, implement, and sustain innovations at the intersection of behavioral health and prosecution. 

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Expanding Treatment Capacity in Prisons

We are comparing three different substance use disorder treatment models to identify ways to build capacity for prisons to provide treatment services to every incarcerated person who needs them.  

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Examining Crisis Stabilization Units

We examine the potential for using Crisis Stabilization Units - short-term mental health treatment centers - to divert individuals in crisis away from incarceration and instead connect them to evidence-driven supports in their communities.

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Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Learn more about how we harness the power of technology to increase support and improve well-being for justice-involved individuals, families, and communities.

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Smart Decarceration Initiative

The Smart Decarceration Initiative aims to stimulate applied policy and behavioral intervention research that will reduce the incarcerated population in ways that are humane, socially just, and sustainable. 

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Grand Challenges for Social Work

Led by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science.

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