April 7, 2017

The Social and Psychological Impact of Imprisonment and Implications for Reentry

Janeen Buck WillisonJaneen Buck Willison, MSJ, is a Senior Fellow and reentry expert at one of the nation’s leading research institutions and think tanks, the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. On April 7, 2017 Ms. Buck Willison discussed the social and psychological effects of imprisonment and how those effects impact the reentry experience.

Ms. Buck Willison has conducted evaluations for the federal government and private foundations focused on prisoner re-entry, jail transition, problem-solving courts, and juvenile justice. Recent studies include the transition from Jail to Community Initiative, and evaluations of jail transition programs in Allegheny County (PA) and Second Chance Act adult offender re-entry demonstration projects,