A Presentation by Faye S. Taxman, PhD; Amy Murphy, MPP; Jennifer Lerch, MA; and Douglas Routh, PhD

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The ACE! team from George Mason University will discuss the challenges faced by the criminal justice system to meet the public health needs of their population, as well as the translational tools and research projects they have developed to address these challenges. Additionally, six of their research projects aimed at addressing substance use, mental illness, and other poor social determinants of health will be discussed, along with a few developing projects.

Speaker Bios:

Faye S. Taxman, PhD, is a health services criminologist who specializes in access and retention to care for individuals involved in the justice system (regardless of setting). Dr. Taxman has conducted over 20 experiments that have led to the development of models of seamless system of care, system integration, innovative approaches to treatment, and modified roles for probation officers to facilitate access to treatment and behavioral change.

Amy Murphy, MPP, serves as the director for training and technical assistance projects (TTA) at ACE! Amy has over fifteen years’ experience in the criminal justice and public health fields and has worked extensively with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as community-based organizations.

Jennifer Lerch, MA, is a Research Associate at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!) at George Mason University and has led the evaluation, data collection, data management, and produced important study findings on several large-scale projects.

Douglas Routh, PhD, is a Research Associate at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!) at George Mason University. Douglas has extensive experience with program and policy evaluation in correctional settings and has worked on program and risk assessment tool development, validation, implementation, and evaluation projects funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Washington State Juvenile Probation.

Contact Gary Cuddeback, gcuddeba@email.unc.edu or 919.962.4363 for more information