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. Our projects predominantly focus on mental illness and addiction. They also seek to address such 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 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.