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11 02, 2017

Community Wise Seeking Participant

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Seeking men with a history of substance use disorders transitioning into Newark from incarceration (up to 4 years since release date) to participate in the evaluation of Community Wise, a new community based intervention to reduce substance use:

THE INTERVENTION: You will be randomized into receiving all or a combination of:

1) Group dialogue.

2) Personal goal development […]

9 02, 2017

Community Wise! An Art Exhibition and Fish Bowl Conversation Celebrating the U-M Bicentennial

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Rogério M. Pinto, Assoc Prof of Social Work, U-M; Liliane Windsor, Asst Prof of Social Work, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Warren Thompson, Pgm Director, Urban Renewal Community Corrections; Eric Anderson, Newark Community Collaborative Board

Burkle Painting
Join the SSW Faculty Allies for Diversity Committee to […]

29 11, 2016

Declaring Addiction a Health Crisis Could Change Criminal Justice

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The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement. Direct Link

A participant in a drug-rehabilitation program called Peer 1 stands outside the federal prison in Englewood, Colorado.Rick Wilking / Reuter
25 10, 2016

Let’s quit abusing drug users

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Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, offers a provocative, evidence-based view of addiction and discusses how it should impact drug policy.

24 10, 2016

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

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24 10, 2016

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” – 2013 George E. Kent Lecture

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24 10, 2016

13th

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13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which theoretically outlawed slavery.

 

26 09, 2016

The Public Health Legacy of the Black Panthers

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The Public Health Legacy of the Black Panthers

17 09, 2016

Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’

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By ASHA BANDELE

This short film, narrated by Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple, is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement. As Ms. Crabapple’s haunting images flash by, the film takes us from the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller […]

1 04, 2016

Public Health Seminar Series: “The Physical and Mental Health Problems of the Prison Population”

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On April 7th, 2016 from 10:30am – 12:00pm, Arthur M. Brewer, MD, CCHP, the Statewide Medical Director will be presenting on the physical and mental   health problems of the prison population. Attendance may be in-person by registering on NJLMN or through live-streaming. The presentation will summarize mortality rates and chronic disease prevalence of […]