Improving Methods and Practices Across Corrections and Treatment

The work we do in the IMPACT lab seeks to inform and improve policies, procedures, and service delivery within correctional and treatment settings. We employ a variety of methodological and analytical approaches to study important issues facing agencies, practitioners within these agencies, and the individuals they serve. More specifically, our current projects span such societal problems as mental illness, addiction, and trauma and seek to address such structural and organizational barriers to effective service delivery as staff burn-out, poor inter-agency relationships, and failures in the implementation of evidence-based practices. In all we do, we strive to maintain a careful balance of scientific rigor and sensitivity to the day-to-day realities facing individuals working, managed, or treated in these settings.