Online event

Thursday, July 29, 2021
1:30 pm-2:00 pm

The research evidence is clear that poor mental health and addiction are risk factors for criminal justice involvement and that incarceration is detrimental to health.

Join HPIO for a webinar to explore key findings from our latest brief, Connections between Criminal Justice and Health. The brief summarizes research on the complex connections between criminal justice and health, with a focus on the impact of criminal justice involvement on health and well-being. The brief also finds that racism, discrimination and community conditions, such as poverty, housing instability and exposure to trauma, lead to increased criminal justice involvement and drive poor health outcomes.

Finally, the brief outlines policy options that state policymakers and other community leaders can take to reduce incarceration and improve the health of Ohioans at highest risk of criminal justice involvement.