A HEALTHIER JUSTICE SYSTEM
CREATES A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY.
"When Justice Works" Campaign
In partnership with the Supreme Court Committee on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts the Center for Health and Justice Transformation launched a new campaign aimed at sparking what promise to be difficult conversations about the role courts have played in systemic racism.
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.
Since 2005 we've been at the center of
innovative correctional health research
The Center for Health and Justice Transformation collaborates with researchers, medical professionals, academics, practitioners, community-based organizations and others on multi-disciplinary projects. Please click on the icons below to find information on cutting edge projects from our partners.
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The Center for Health + Justice Transformation at Lifespan 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.