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Decarceration: A Public Health Approach to Reentry – From Punishment to Public Health (P2PH) – First Annual Conference

April 23, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

P2PH Academy Conference Agenda Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Moot Court Room (668) at John Jay College

Registration is available here: Decarceration: A Public Health Approach to Reentry Registration    

Decarceration: A Public Health Approach to Reentry From Punishment to Public Health (P2PH) – First Annual Conference

Breakfast and Registration Opening Remarks

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice Gary Belkin, P2PH Co-Chair, Medical Director Behavioral Health, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
Dr. Ernest Drucker, Director of the Academy on Public Health and Criminal Justice at John Jay College

Voices from the Field: Meeting the Needs of Returning Individuals

Our first panel will discuss clinical needs and approaches for individuals, families and communities affected by high rates of incarceration and the increased service needs of these populations in an era of Decarceration.

Keynote Speaker: Bernard Harcourt
Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Political Science at The University of Chicago

Professor Harcourt will discuss the lessons learned from de-institutionalization of men- tal hospital populations and subsequent increases in prison and jail populations.

Reimagining Structures of Reintegration

Discussants from various fields, including veterans’ services, restorative justice and prisoner reentry, will stretch their imaginations to envision a new system of reintegra- tion that builds on individual and community strengths and focuses on incentives rather than sanctions.

Reform Messaging and Shaping of Public Opinion

Our final discussion will focus on the strategies and competencies needed to shape and build public opinion and broad support for expanded public health and restorative re- sponses to perceived antisocial behaviors stemming from substance abuse, trauma and other mental health issues.

Closing Remarks

Jeff Coots, P2PH Project Manager


April 23, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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John Jay College – Moot Court Room (668)
899 10th Ave
New York , NY United States
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