Health & Justice


The Need
  • Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of incarceration in the U.S. increased by 220%
  • Incarceration impacts the health and well–being of those who are or have been incarcerated as well as their families and communities
Project Description
  • Learn about the various pathways from criminal justice involvement and the different healthcare services available through pre and post release
  • Study disparities by race and ethnicity in arrests, and incarceration
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of barriers to healthcare
  • Study trends of prevalent social determinants of health for justice- involved individuals
  • Identify resources available to help address routine and chronic healthcare needs
  • Educate justice-involved individuals and reentry professionals on navigating and understanding the healthcare system
  • Develop metrics to help define success in improving public health for justice-involved patients
Annual Student Activities
  • Help to develop a resource tools for justice involved individuals to access healthcare
  • Help to develop a set of resources for healthcare professionals to address the needs of justice involved individuals
Sustainable Development Goals
79 People | 231 Impacts | 439 Hours