History of Conference

Goals and Objectives of the Conference:

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?


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.

Target Audience:

  • Researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policymakers, community advocates, and grant funding leaders.