International Criminal Justice Innovation Program

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Investigator: Brie A. Williams, MD

Location(s): Ireland; Norway; Sweden

Description

Founding Director of the International Criminal Justice Innovation Program, which brings criminal justice leaders from the US - government officials law and policy makers practitioners and academics - on a facilitated immersion experience in European criminal justice systems. As part of the program participants learn from European criminal justice reform leaders and directly experience approaches to innovative humane and public health-oriented approaches to sentencing diversion treatment (physical and behavioral health) conditions of confinement and community reentry. Upon their return they receive technical assistance from our program for one year towards the implementation of innovation and reform in their home institutions and jurisdictions based on lessons learned in Europe. We are in the second year of the program and look forward to growing the program over the next 5 years.