Goals and Objectives

Correctional health and juvenile justice professionals are faced with daily challenges unique to their fields at a time of unprecedented growth in detainee populations. While best practices have emerged, there are many gaps in clinical and population health research.

  • Will corrections to community linkages help to decrease recidivism?
  • What strategies can stem the rising populations of juvenile offenders?
  • What practices can decrease suicide rates and self-injury behaviors?
  • What strategies are useful in preventing relapses in substance abuse?
  • What interventions will help detainees adhere to chronic illness care?

Target Audience

Researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policy makers, and grant funding leaders


To provide a forum for sharing and planning research, scholarship, and health policy in the field of correctional health


As a result of participating in this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe emerging research across the field and design applied research and program evaluation.
  • Create academic-correctional health partnerships and overcome barriers to research in your institutions.
  • Network with a multidisciplinary group of participants concerned with the acquisition of new knowledge in correctional health practices.
  • Summarize emerging health policy issues in correctional health and criminal justice.