A HEALTHIER JUSTICE SYSTEM
CREATES A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY.
People incarcerated in jails and prisons suffer higher rates of chronic medical conditions and behavioral health issues than the general population. They are disproportionately non-white and largely come from communities where residents already report overall poor health and lack of access to care. The disparities we see in our health care system are mirrored in our criminal justice system. The Center for Health and Justice Transformation works on the following issues in Rhode Island: Decriminalization, Criminal Justice Planning and Reentry.
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There is still a chasm between service providers, community-based non-profits, think tanks, researchers, philanthropies, social service agencies, etc. on how to reduce mass incarceration and create pathways for reintegration for the justice-involved. We can all (mostly) agree that racism is a public health emergency and the bedrock of our criminal
EXPERTS FROM SEVEN OF THE NATION’S TOP UNIVERSITIES ADVISE PRIORITIZING INCARCERATED Persons AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF ALIKE IN THE SAME EARLY PHASE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE
The COVID 19 pandemic has upended the lives of many Americans who were already struggling to make ends meet. With unemployment and homelessness at record rates, everyone is talking about eviction moratoriums, prohibiting utility shut-offs, and basic economic protections for low-income folks. But I’ve noticed with frustration that largely absent
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The Center for Health + Justice Transformation is a partnership between the Miriam Hospital and The Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Established in 2005, CHJT is a non-partisan research, advocacy, education, and policy organization.