Criminal Justice

Criminal justice involvement has direct and indirect effects on many health and social conditions. Racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. are more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system and are at disproportionately high risk for poor health outcomes. The Research & Evaluation Group at PHMC has participated in studies focused on individuals and communities with incarceration histories, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs providing primary care, behavioral health, HIV/STI testing, prevention, and linkage to care, as well as policy research examining the relationship between the law and health among incarcerated populations.    

Some of our past and current funders include the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Altarum Institute.

Examination of State Laws Impacting STIs and the Criminal Justice System