Prevention for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations, Part 2: Evidence-Based Strategies and Recommendations for Providing Services (Webinar Recording)

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Prevention for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations
Part 2: Evidence-Based Strategies and Recommendations for Providing Services
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Lauren Pappacena, MSW

January 19, 2022, 1-2:30 PM EST


This webinar will build on Part 1 of the series by exploring the evidence base around effective prevention interventions for criminal justice-involved populations. It will discuss substance use, overdose, and suicide prevention services for both the juvenile and adult justice systems. The webinar will also provide strategies for improving collaborative efforts between substance use prevention and criminal justice system organizations. Finally, it will discuss prevention strategies and resources for children and families impacted by parental criminal justice-system involvement.


  • Discuss how prevention strategies can be applied to criminal justice-involved populations
  • Review the evidence base of effective overdose and suicide prevention interventions for these populations
  • Explore strategies for expanding the reach of prevention services through collaboration with criminal justice organizations
  • Summarize the evidence-based strategies and resources that can support children and families impacted by parental criminal justice-system involvement


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 T/TA to numerous organizations. 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.
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.


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