The Criminal Justice & Mental Health Research Center (the Center) staff and consultants are comprised of an interdisciplinary group of subject matter experts in criminal legal and behavioral health research, from study development to dissemination of findings. The Center excels at conducting mixed methods research that combine quantitative (i.e., survey data) and qualitative data (i.e., interviews) to provide a more comprehensive picture of the issue at hand. Our research includes more traditional, “academic-type” studies as well as tailored research to meet a client’s specific needs, such as collecting stakeholder feedback about a state’s community mental health strategic plan.
Recent research examples include:
- Persons Living with Dementia in the Criminal Legal System Persons Living with Dementia in the Criminal Legal System (americanbar.org) (2022)
- Resources to Help Select Behavioral Health and Wellness Mobile Applications (2022)
- Adult Hospital Facility Assessment for Nebraska (2021)
- Reducing Revocations Challenge: Pulaski County Action Research Team Findings Report Probation-Revocations-in-Pulaski-County-Findings-Report.pdf (uams.edu)(2021)
- Stakeholder Outreach to Inform the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Strategic Plan for Community Mental Health Services (2021)
- Systematic review of evidence-based programs for adults with mental illness in the criminal legal system. (2020)
Contact Jennifer Bronson at [email protected] for more information about our research.