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What is ACCJH?

The Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) is a member organization with a mission to advance the science and practice of health care for individuals and populations within the criminal justice system. Our vision is to be the academic home for criminal justice health researchers, educators, clinicians, scholars, and administrators.

ACCJH members benefit from the resources of an academic community that conducts breakthrough research in correctional health care, and develops and promotes a broader and more critical view of the relationships between community and inmate health care.

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Industry News

March 30, 2017

Sixty-five percent of the U.S. prison population is addicted to drugs or alcohol, but only 11 percent receive treatment, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

March 14, 2017

Given the advantages of patient-centered medical homes, it would make sense to apply the team-oriented principles to one of our most underserved populations: incarcerated individuals.

February 13, 2017

As cities and towns across the country try to grapple with the ongoing opioid epidemic, the country's prisons are not immune to the dangerous, and sometimes fatal, effects of substance abuse.


Warren Ferguson
February 07, 2017

AS A PHYSICIAN, who treats and supports individuals battling substance abuse, I try to be available when the call for help comes, especially from those involved with the criminal justice system.


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for funding for one or more visiting fellows in its Criminal Justice Statistics Programs. Read more...

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Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health
UMass Health and Criminal Justice Program

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Shrewsbury, MA 01545

T: 508-793-1214