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  1. The societal costs associated with juvenile delinquency and reoffending are high, emphasising the need for effective prevention strategies. A promising approach is Youth-Initiated Mentoring (YIM). In YIM, prof...

    Authors: Angelique Boering, Annabeth P. Groenman, Levi van Dam and Geertjan Overbeek
    Citation: Health & Justice 2024 12:5
  2. To promote parent-child reunification, family dependency drug courts (FDDCs) facilitate substance use disorder treatment for people whose children have been removed due to parental substance use. The COVID-19 ...

    Authors: Olivia K. Golan, Fatema Z. Ahmed, Barbara Andraka-Christou, Rachel Totaram, Yara Asi and Danielle Atkins
    Citation: Health & Justice 2024 12:4
  3. Community-based harm reduction programming is widely recognized as an effective strategy for reducing the increased risks for and spread of HIV, HCV, and for reducing the growing rate of overdose deaths among ...

    Authors: Bayla Ostrach, Vanessa Hixon and Ainsley Bryce
    Citation: Health & Justice 2024 12:3
  4. The number of older people in prison is growing. As a result, there will also be more prisoners suffering from dementia. The support and management of this population is likely to present multiple challenges t...

    Authors: Samantha Treacy, Steven Martin, Nelum Samarutilake, Veronica Phillips, Ben R. Underwood and Tine Van Bortel
    Citation: Health & Justice 2024 12:2
  5. Over 4.53 million arrests were made in 2021 in the United States. People under 26 years of age were more likely to be arrested than older people. Although mental health disparities are prominent in the incarce...

    Authors: Onur Baser, Katarzyna Rodchenko, Yixuan Zeng and Amy Endrizal
    Citation: Health & Justice 2024 12:1
  6. Release from prison is characterized by discontinuity of healthcare services and results in poor health outcomes, including an increase in mortality. Institutions capable of addressing this gap in care seldom ...

    Authors: Michael Frank, Ryan Loh, Rachel Everhart, Hermione Hurley and Rebecca Hanratty
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:49
  7. Training law enforcement officers (LEOs) to administer naloxone is a recommended strategy to reduce overdose deaths in the United States. To achieve this, an evidence-based and scalable naloxone training curri...

    Authors: Chin Hwa Dahlem, Rohan Patil, Lara Khadr, Robert J. Ploutz-Snyder, Carol J. Boyd and Clayton J. Shuman
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:47
  8. There is increasing international interest in the use of police drug diversion schemes that offer people suspected of minor drug-related offences an educative or therapeutic intervention as an alternative to c...

    Authors: Alex Stevens, Nadine Hendrie, Matthew Bacon, Steve Parrott, Mark Monaghan, Emma Williams, Dan Lewer, Amber Moore, Jenni Berlin, Jack Cunliffe and Paul Quinton
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:46

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2023 11:52

  9. With increasing numbers of older prisoners, effective strategies for preventing and treating age-associated diseases, such as cognitive disorders, are needed. As pharmacological therapies are limited, non-phar...

    Authors: Sandra Verhülsdonk, Claire Bohn, Nora Neyer, Tillmann Supprian, Julia Christl, Elke Kalbe and Ann-Kristin Folkerts
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:45

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2023 11:53

  10. The provision of contraceptive care for incarcerated individuals has been largely inconsistent and has contributed to, at best, inadequate care, and at worst reproductive abuses, violence, and coercion. While ...

    Authors: Douglas Routh, Rebecca Simmons, Jessica Sanders, Alexandra Gero, Hannah Aanderud Tanner and David K. Turok
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:43
  11. People being held in prison are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 infection, as places of detention are high-risk environments for spread of infection. Due to this risk, many prisons across the globe introdu...

    Authors: Pip Hearty, Krysia Canvin, Sue Bellass, Sarah Hampton, Nat Wright and Laura Sheard
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:42
  12. Probation officers are tasked with supervising the largest number of people living with mental illnesses in the criminal legal system, with an estimated 16–27% of individuals on probation identified as having ...

    Authors: Tonya B. Van Deinse, Mariah Cowell Mercier, Allison K. Waters, Mackensie Disbennett, Gary S. Cuddeback, Tracy Velázquez, Andrea Murray Lichtman and Faye Taxman
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:41
  13. Understanding the health conditions of those under carceral control is often made difficult due to lack of access to data. Yet, as has been made clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, is that data is essential to...

    Authors: Zaire Cullins, Michael Forrest Behne and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:40
  14. The COVID-19 pandemic inspired calls for rapid decarceration of prisons and jails to slow the spread of disease in a high-risk congregate setting. Due to the rarity of intentionally-decarcerative policies, lit...

    Authors: Jennifer E. James, Emily F. Dauria, Riya Desai, Adelaide Bell and Jacob M. Izenberg
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:39
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted individuals in carceral facilities – both incarcerated people and staff. Vaccination is an important tool in reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection, hospi...

    Authors: Ingie Osman, Antonio Williams, Katie Pierson, Eric Ryu and Rebecca J. Shlafer
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:38
  16. Policies for next-of-kin (NOK) notification and disposition of remains surrounding death are unclear across the United States’ (US) carceral systems. The goal of this study was to collect data on carceral syst...

    Authors: Yoshiko Iwai, Michael Forrest Behne and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:37
  17. Previous studies about health in prisons conclude that incarceration has detrimental consequences for physical and mental health. It is associated with weight gain, decreased fitness, increased cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Michael Mutz and Johannes Müller
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:34

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health & Justice 2023 11:50

  18. Survivors of sexual abuse and their families seek help from criminal law enforcement agencies and health professionals to obtain justice and health care. Many communities have implemented multi-professional co...

    Authors: Nuno Coelho, Anabela Neves and João Gregório
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:33
  19. Incarceration rates have increased exponentially among women, and racial disparities in justice involvement persist. Coupled with disparities in HIV in the US South that begin early in the life course, it is i...

    Authors: Felicia A. Browne, Yukiko Washio, William A. Zule and Wendee M. Wechsberg
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:32
  20. Health and social service organizations, including the emergency department (ED) and public assistance programs, constitute a social safety net that may serve as an “access point” for substance use treatment u...

    Authors: Sugy Choi, Amanda Bunting, Talia Nadel, Charles J. Neighbors and Carrie B. Oser
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:31
  21. For youth involved in the juvenile justice (JJ) system, caregiver involvement and engagement in the system is crucial for youth development and outcomes of JJ cases; however, there are challenges to establishi...

    Authors: Allyson L. Dir, Casey Pederson, Shirin Khazvand, Katie Schwartz, Sarah E. Wiehe and Matthew C. Aalsma
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:30
  22. Despite the heightened risk for substance use (SU) among youth in the juvenile justice system, many do not receive the treatment that they need.

    Authors: Danica K. Knight, Rod R. Funk, Steven Belenko, Michael Dennis, Amanda L. Wiese, John P. Bartkowski, Richard Dembo, Katherine S. Elkington, Patrick M. Flynn, Philip W. Harris, Aaron Hogue, Lawrence A. Palinkas, Angela A. Robertson and Christy K. Scott
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:29
  23. The national Stepping Up Initiative has attracted over 500 counties interested in reducing the use of jail for individuals with mental health disorders. This paper identifies socioeconomic, criminal legal, and...

    Authors: Niloofar Ramezani, Maji Hailemariam, Alex J. Breno, Benjamin J. Mackey, Alison Evans Cuellar, Jennifer E. Johnson and Faye S. Taxman
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:27
  24. This qualitative study seeks to understand how formerly incarcerated individuals in Rhode Island conceptualize their mental health and perceive obstacles to accessing and utilizing mental health services follo...

    Authors: Shivani Nishar, Esteem Brumfield, Shromona Mandal, Rahul Vanjani and Jon Soske
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:26
  25. People with substance use disorders (SUD) who have been involved in the legal system often experience stigma upon reentry into the community after incarceration. Although substance use treatment can sometimes ...

    Authors: Kelly E. Moore, Janan P. Wyatt, Sarah Phillips, Catherine Burke, Chyrell Bellamy and Sherry A. McKee
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:25
  26. Stigma associated with substance use and criminal involvement is pervasive and creates a barrier to evidence-based addiction care within the criminal legal system. Research has yet to examine a multi-level st...

    Authors: Kelly E. Moore, Jennifer E. Johnson, Jason B. Luoma, Faye Taxman, Robert Pack, Patrick Corrigan, Jim Hart and Judge Duane Slone
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:24
  27. Prison foodways offer a unique opportunity to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of an underserved population, yet prison food is often rejected in favour of ‘junk’ food. Improved understandi...

    Authors: Clair Woods-Brown, Kate Hunt and Helen Sweeting
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:23
  28. Elevated mortality rates are found among people who have experienced incarceration, even long after release from prison. The mechanisms related to this excess mortality are complex products of both individual ...

    Authors: Torill Tverborgvik, Marianne Riksheim Stavseth and Anne Bukten
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:22
  29. COVID-19 shut down trial courts across the country, prolonging case resolution of charged, detained, and incarcerated people. We report on the implementation of rapid COVID-19 testing at Trial Courts in Massac...

    Authors: Yvane Ngassa, Emma Smyth, Bridget Pickard, Morgan Maner, Lauren Brinkley Rubinstein and Alysse Wurcel
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:21
  30. People with mental illnesses are disproportionately entangled in the criminal legal system. Historically, this involvement has resulted from minor offending, often accompanied by misdemeanor charges. In recent...

    Authors: Jennifer D. Wood, Amy C. Watson, Leah Pope, Amanda Warnock, Veronica Nelson, Nili Gesser, Adria Zern, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Jason Tan de Bibiana and Michael T. Compton
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:20
  31. People who experience incarceration have poorer health than the general population. Yet, we know little about the health and health service utilization of people during the critical period prior to their incar...

    Authors: Tenzin Butsang, Arthur McLuhan, Leslie A. Keown, Kinwah Fung and Flora I. Matheson
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:19
  32. While the severe detrimental impact of COVID-19 on incarcerated people is well known, little is known about the experience of COVID-19 on those on community supervision. Our objective was to better understand ...

    Authors: Katherine LeMasters, Angela Benson, Christopher Corsi, Taylor Krajewski, Kapriskie Seide, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn Nowotny
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:18
  33. People released from prison experience complex health challenges in addition to challenges resettling into the community. Consequently, employment rates are low. Participating in good quality employment can su...

    Authors: Catriona Connell, Mary Birken, Hannah Carver, Tamara Brown and Jessica Greenhalgh
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:17
  34. Vaccine hesitancy is common among incarcerated populations and, despite vaccination programs, vaccine acceptance within residents remains low, especially within jails. With the goal of assessing the Connecticu...

    Authors: Margaret L. Lind, Byron S. Kennedy, Murilo Dorion Nieto, Amy J. Houde, Peri Sosensky, Ryan Borg, Derek A. T. Cummings, Albert I. Ko and Robert P. Richeson
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:16
  35. Pretrial detention makes up 75% of juvenile detention admissions and contributes to the disproportionate contact of minoritized youth in the juvenile carceral system. Given that prior evidence largely examines...

    Authors: Andy Wen, Noah R. Gubner, Michelle M. Garrison and Sarah Cusworth Walker
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:14
  36. High rates of substance use disorders (SUDs) exist among justice-involved populations (i.e., persons incarcerated or recently released). SUD treatment is crucial for justice-involved populations as unmet treat...

    Authors: Sara Beeler, Tanya Renn and Carrie Pettus
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:13
  37. Substance use disorders (SUD) are prevalent among justice-involved youth (JIY) and are a robust predictor of re-offending. Only a fraction of JIY with substance use problems receive treatment. This paper descr...

    Authors: Angela A. Robertson, Sheena Gardner, Richard Dembo, Michael Dennis, Jennifer Pankow and Khirsten J. Wilson
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:12
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic created intersecting health risks for incarcerated people with a history of substance use disorder (SUD). To reduce exposure to COVID-19 in prison, several US states enacted decarceration...

    Authors: Madeline H. Bono, Peter Treitler, Brendan Saloner and Stephen Crystal
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:11
  39. Correctional officers are critical members of the prison community. However, scholarship rarely considers how correctional officers contribute to prison outcomes instead largely focusing on importation (indivi...

    Authors: TaLisa J. Carter and Tanya N. Whittle
    Citation: Health & Justice 2023 11:10

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