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.
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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Best Practices for Implementing Decarceration as a Strategy to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities
The Committee on Law and Justice will convene an ad hoc committee that will provide advice to policymakers, correctional officials, and public health officials on best practices for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities through large-scale release and decarceration efforts.
Executive Director Mavis Nimoh Featured In The Washington Post On The Impact of Coronavirus In The US Prison System
Executive Director Mavis Nimoh, MPA and the founders of the Center for Health and Justice Transformation, Josiah Rich MD, MPH and Scott Allen, MD were featured in the Washington Post speaking on the impact of coronavirus on the prison system in the United States of America.
Deputy Director Sarah Martino, MPA was featured in the Providence Journal expressing her opinion on a Post-COVID Justice System.
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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.