Our work seeks to inform and improve policies, procedures, and service delivery for people who come in contact with the criminal-legal system. Specifically, we study the experiences of people with mental illness and addiction in a variety of settings and contexts, including community supervision, jail, pretrial diversion and deflection, reentry, and specialty courts. Through strategic researcher-practitioner partnerships, we emphasize both evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence. In all we do, we strive to maintain scientific rigor, a sensitivity to individual experiences, and honest recognition of the day-to-day realities facing individuals working, managed, or treated in correctional and treatment contexts.