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Project Summary

All too often, academic research gets published in competitive, peer-reviewed journals that are well regarded yet largely unknown to the general population. Lloyd's Justice Health Libraries (JHL), which incorporate rigorous methodologies, synthesize all studies on a certain health condition, a certain demographic characteristic, or a certain justice setting, and will provide users with searchable databases of available literature on that topic.  For example, users may search for all studies on tuberculosis in justice settings, all studies that examine race issues in justice settings, all studies that examine healthcare in community based correctional settings, and any combination of those factors.  If someone wanted to know the scope of research on tuberculosis among young males in prison, our databases will allow for that search.  Even more, our databases interact with a mapping program created by our Chief Technology Officer, Jack Chirieleison, which provides users the ability to search interactive research databases. 

At the 2010 International Network for Justice Health Conference, Anne S. Douds, JD, Jack Chirielieson, Kimberley Mehlman-Orozco, MA and Ajima Olaghere, MA presented a status report on the Justice Health Libraries. A copy of this presentation can be found here.

Click here for a demonstration of the mapping program.

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Upcoming Events

2010 International Network for Justice Health Conference

Event Date: June 26th, 2010 June 27th, 2010

Event Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Event Location: Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

This conference builds on the success of our May 2009 inaugural meeting of the International Network for Justice Health. At that first “blue sky” meeting, we commenced discussions about developing a collaboratory to advance the concept of justice health. We are very excited to announce that Catherine Gallagher (PI) and Faye Taxman (coPI) have secured funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a three-year conference series to develop the Network and related products. 

The 2010 International Network for Justice Health Conference was held June 27-28, 2010 at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort & Space in Scottsdale, Arizona where we continued discussions and advanced the collective and individual strides in our joint goals. The conference included two days of intense sessions and research sharing.  Documents from the conference and links to all presentations, can be found below.


Conference Agenda

Conference Attendees


Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health and Development of an Academic Consortium for Correctional Health presented by Warren J. Ferguson, MD

Assessing Treatment Fidelity in Psychotherapy Outcome Research presented by Craig E. Henderson, PhD

Diverting Woman Parolees from Prison Study presented by Nena Messina, PhD and Nancy Chand, Esq.

Implementing Evidence-Based Drug Treatment in Criminal Justice Settings. Key Concepts and Challenges presented by Steven Belenko, PhD

Justice Health in Australia presented by Stuart Kinner, PhD

Justice Health Library Methods presented by Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, MA

Justice Health Libraries Project Status Report presented by Anne Douds, JD, Jack Chirieleison, Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, MA and Ajima Olaghere, MA. This link will take you directly to the Justice Health Libraries referenced in this presentation. 

Mapping Justice Health During Reentry at the Street Level presented by Ajima Olaghere, MA

Young Prisoners: a Critical Group for Justice Health Research presented by Kate vanDooren, PhD Candidate

Cochrane/Campbell Colloquium

Event Date: October 18th, 2010 October 22nd, 2010

Event Time: Full Day

Event Location: Keystone, Colorado

The 2010 Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations represents the first joint colloquium for these two groups. This Colloquium will focus on raising evidence-based decision making to new heights.

Visit the web site for the Joint Colloquium here.