Navigation Links
Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services, Criminal Justice Research gets NIMH grant
Date:11/18/2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Since its founding in 2002 with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research has focused exclusively on mental health services issues that arise when persons with mental illness have encounters with the criminal justice system.

Now, the NIMH has awarded a second grant to the Rutgers center, this one for $8 million over five years that will allow the center's research to expand into areas of co-occurring substance use and abuse.

The center was created to advance research that sought to improve the welfare of people with mental illness in ways that minimized the disruption of treatment and maximized their potential to lead productive and rewarding lives, according to Director Nancy Wolff. She added that the new grant will establish the center as an Advanced Center for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research, allowing it to recruit additional researchers and develop new intervention projects in its expanded focus.

At Rutgers, the center is part of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; though the center's multidisciplinary team is situated in a "borderless" research environment that includes staff and research sites across the country. The center's Research, Methods, and Network cores are directed, respectively, by Jeffrey Draine (University of Pennsylvania), Steven Belenko (Temple University) and Richard Baron (University of Pennsylvania). The newly established Network Core builds and sustains social networks through local and web-based communities of practice.

Helene White, a professor of sociology with a joint appointment at Rutgers' Center of Alcohol Studies, is the center's deputy director.

"We have conducted state-of-the-art research in two major areas," Wolff explained. "We study precursors to the criminal encounter that focus on the individual with mental illness and how that person comes to the attention of the criminal justice system. We also study processing dynamics that examine how the criminal justice system responds to the individual's mental illness as the person moves through the criminal justice continuum. Now we can explore the added dimension of substance use and abuse issues in the criminal justice system."

"We test various interventions, including how to build academic partnerships with community organizations, state agencies and policymakers," added Wolff, a professor of public policy with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. "The center has established very productive relationships with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the New Jersey Parole Board that allow us to work inside prisons and halfway houses."

The center's researchers rely on and work with a range of stakeholders, from practitioners and policymakers to advocates and consumers, Wolff noted. "Central to our mission is the involvement of stakeholders at all stages of the research and dissemination process," she said. "We build their capacity to apply research in practice and in policymaking."


'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Manas
smanas@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award
2. Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent
3. N.J. nurses are overworked according to Rutgers College of Nursing professor
4. Rutgers College of Nursing emerita professor Beverly Whipple receives FSSS book award
5. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones awarded Rutgers-Newark Provost Award
6. Rutgers center sparks liquid bandage, a new frontline wound treatment
7. NJSNA honors Rutgers College of Nursings Linda Flynn for excellence in research
8. Rutgers researchers unlock mysteries of vitamin A metabolism during embryonic development
9. Julia Quinlan to present awards at a conference hosted by Rutgers College of Nursing
10. The Zonta Club of Essex County honors Rutgers College of Nursings Rachel Jones
11. Rutgers research partner Stemcyte, Inc., expands to New Jersey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Metcalf & Associates’ Maureen ... of experience in leading technology and human resources operations for health care, education, ... will be featured on Metcalf’s VoiceAmerica radio show , Innovative Leaders Driving ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... May 2016 – Lips may be a central feature on ... Record numbers of clients now ask about lip plumping and primping techniques and want ... of Advanced Dermatology P.C. , The trend is a national one, with ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... to announce the launch of its brand equity product, Brandvantage. This breakthrough ... the dynamic landscape of modern consumer decision-making. The proprietary framework incorporates attitudes, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Development Team of Pixel Film Studios ... , "This new layered style transition tool will keep a consistent flow to your ... Pixel Film Studios. , TranSweep is an all new layered style transition tool ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Madeira Beach, Florida (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... island connected to the mainland by a single drawbridge, citizens formed an organization, Madeira ... increase already congested traffic and change the small town center to a high rise ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... dringenden Bedarf zur Steuerung ... N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime ... Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics GmbH zur Entwicklung und ... sein. Ein erstes Projekt wird die Entwicklung und ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the world ... 2015.  Though these are challenging times in the ... success for companies that remain optimistic and seek ... growth prospects medical device companies spend a higher ... (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  Also, ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today announced ... for wounds and infections. This test ensures discovery ... select viruses. The test requires only a simple swab ... David G. Bostwick , MD, Chief ... facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to make ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: