Prevention for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations Part 1: Understanding the Unique Needs of Diverse Populations

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Date: January 12, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 NAADAC*
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  



Criminal justice-involved populations are particularly susceptible to substance use and its consequences. Furthermore, these populations often have unique needs due to their justice system contact. Prevention professionals should consider these needs when designing services. This two-part webinar series will explore how prevention professionals can best serve and reach these populations. It will provide an overview of criminal justice-involved populations and their differing needs. It will also discuss strategies for initiating and expanding collaborations with justice system organizations. Lastly, it will discuss specific prevention, overdose prevention, and suicide prevention strategies for these populations, as well as prevention services for children of incarcerated parents.


Find more information, including the registration link, on Part 2 here



This webinar will provide an introduction on criminal justice-involved populations for prevention professionals. It will overview the various populations within the criminal justice system. It will discuss how prevention professionals should consider risk vs. need level and justice system stages when deploying services. The webinar will also discuss the unique overdose and suicide risks associated with justice system-involvement, particularly at the point of community re-entry for incarcerated populations. Lastly, it will provide information on the unique needs of children of incarcerated parents.


  • Discuss the risk-need responsivity model and how it can be adapted to prevention needs
  • Understand the various intercept points where individuals encounter the justice system and can receive services
  • Summarize the unique risks associated with justice system involvement
  • Review the service needs of children of incarcerated parents



Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Lauren PappacenaLauren Pappacena, MSW is a Research Associate with Carnevale Associates. Lauren has a background in criminal justice and juvenile justice research specifically as it relates to evidence-based programs and practices spanning criminal justice topics, including corrections, law enforcement, reentry, and courts. Currently, she assists with training evaluations for NADCP and the PTTC, where she brings her experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis and data visualization. With a strong interest in policy analysis, research translation, data collection, and analytic writing, Ms. Pappacena is published in the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work for her analysis of national early-release laws.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


In order to be eligible for the 1.25 NAADAC contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Adobe Connect Room.

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.


Starts: Jan. 12, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Jan. 12, 2022 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
January 12, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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