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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
T’Shana McClain
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:05 pm
FOCUS Shana’s research explores alternative justice approaches for survivors of intimate and interpersonal violence and, more specifically, how those approaches mitigate racial/ethnic health disparities for survivors, offenders, and their communities. She is passionate about the potential life-changing prospects of both genuine validation and giving voice to survivors around what justice means to them. Shana is… View Article
Jabarey Wells
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:42 pm
FOCUSJabarey is invested in utilizing community-based research to mitigate the damaging impacts incarceration can have on community functioning and individual health. Specifically, Jabarey researches how carceral systems (prisons, jails, community supervision, policy, etc.) affect the relationship between incarcerated individuals and their communities to influence health and well-being upon reentry/reintegration. He examines factors such as surveillance,… View Article
Denae Bradley
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:00 pm
FOCUSIn recent decades, much of the public debate about mass incarceration has centered on Black men. Incarcerated women have been historically neglected, although women’s incarceration rates have grown at twice the pace of men’s, with the majority of women being of reproductive age. Research shows that incarceration negatively influences women’s health, where incarcerated women suffer… View Article
Christopher E. Robertson
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:07 pm
FOCUS Christopher’s work is inspired by the vision of a world free of police violence. Using mixed-method approaches, he aims to identify the hidden costs of police violence that are borne by individuals and communities of color. By examining mental health outcomes over the life course, Christopher seeks to understand how personal and vicarious experiences… View Article
Cashell D. Lewis
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:41 pm
FOCUSCashell’s research explores the intersection between mental health and criminal justice. His focus on suicidal behavior seeks to center the experiences of criminal justice-involved African Americans. He is interested in the risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behavior among criminal justice-involved African American men and women; specially examining suicidal behavior from the perspective of… View Article
Bryant Jackson-Green
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:38 pm
FOCUS Bryant’s research lies at the intersection of criminal justice policy and organizational theory, focusing on how organizations make decisions about and can better allocate resources to address social risk. Using mixed methods, his work highlights the importance of law and organizations in a larger social-ecological context. He plans to collaborate with policymakers and nonprofits… View Article
Alberto Cifuentes, Jr.
Posted On September 3, 2019 6:02 pm
FOCUS Urban sex workers, regardless of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, experience high levels of prejudice and discrimination that negatively impact their health outcomes. Moreover, these individuals often lack access to health care, employment, housing, and educational opportunities because of their culturally stigmatized status in society. Alberto’s research seeks to not only reduce prejudicial views of… View Article

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