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Monica Ramsy
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:42 pm
FOCUS The U.S. carceral system devastates the health and well-being of our most vulnerable communities, disproportionately placing them on a tortuous path toward premature death. Restorative justice, which addresses harm and conflict through community dialogue and other nonpunitive, care-based means, offers a promising alternative to the U.S. carceral system. Monica’s research seeks to examine—and, ultimately,… View Article
Brianna N. Davis
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:30 pm
FOCUS Brianna is passionate about improving mental health for individuals involved with the justice system, especially racial minorities. She is particularly interested in examining the etiology of externalizing problems with a focus on psychopathy, violence, and aggression. She believes that understanding the root causes of these serious behavioral issues will alleviate a significant portion of… View Article
Larry (Leo) Davis
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:28 pm
FOCUS The systemic inequities Leo has overcome contribute to his understanding and passion for systemic change in all domains of policy, economic development, and institutional programming. He intends to change the narrative of black fathers impacted by the carceral system and contribute new knowledge as to the significance black fathers have on child mental/health development,… View Article
Jacqueline Buck
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:04 pm
FOCUS Families and children of incarcerated parents are at heightened risk of health, economic, and social inequities and frequently experience trauma from unexpected and sustained separations. Jacque examines alternatives to incarceration to keep families intact and mitigate harm to those involved in the criminal legal system. Low-income and black and brown individuals have disproportionate criminal… View Article
Toyan Harper
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:39 pm
FOCUS Toyan’s research explores the reentry process; specifically, familial involvement and how formerly incarcerated people access healthcare and engage with health recommendations. He seeks to understand the experiences formerly incarcerated people encounter when they seek treatment in their communities. Toyan’s research particularly focuses on reducing system inefficiencies—between prisons and other institutions such as hospitals—that interrupt… View Article
Brianna J. Suslovic
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:25 pm
FOCUS Brianna seeks to remedy gaps in access to client-centered, trauma-informed, and uninterrupted mental healthcare for individuals accused of crimes in the United States. Her research focuses on the nexus of jail-based and community-based mental healthcare systems. She is interested in studying the clinical outcomes and administrative processes associated with mental-health-focused policing interventions and court… View Article
Andrew Joaquin Bolibol
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:44 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s research focuses on the barriers to healthcare access and utilization of healthcare services, particularly for LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities. Understanding how policy can shape the healthcare delivery system is a crucial component in erasing the gap in healthcare coverage and utilization between LGBTQ individuals and their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. He is particularly interested… View Article
Sarah Peralta
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:06 pm
FOCUS Sarah’s research interests are on issues related to grief and bereavement in the United States juvenile and criminal justice system. She has a specific interest in the numerous ways that grief expressions in marginalized communities can become pathologized/penalized. Her goals are to address the need for gender responsive, trauma-informed services through collaborative research that… View Article
Ginny Emiko Oshiro
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:38 pm
FOCUS As a formerly incarcerated scholar, Ginny has learned that her lived experience is connected to larger communities and societal structures. The realization that she and her community were being impacted by the criminalization of addiction, the deinstitutionalization and criminalization of mental illness, the making of mass incarceration, and the construction of a refractory criminal… View Article
Alexis Rowland
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:20 pm
FOCUS In the pursuit of abolishing prisons, Alexis studies prisons, penal policy, and punishment, especially those issues which affect gender and sexual minority (GSM) populations. Her work explores the ways in which penal institutions influence hegemonic perceptions of minority groups, and in turn, how they contribute to social and material inequality. The goal of her… View Article

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