Study Examining Mental Health and Jail Populations Wins National Award

A groundbreaking, $3.6 million study acknowledging that jails in the United States are de facto mental institutions—which also studies implementation strategies that can reduce jail populations across the country—won the Mission Award from the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), a national organization that encourages collaborations by academics, scientists, and researchers to create evidence-based psychosocial interventions.

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Collaborative and creative research to advance evidence-based practices and treatment to practitioners and policymakers in the criminal justice and health fields.

We work with our partners in crafting new policies focused on proactively preventing criminal behavior rather than simply responding to it. Click here to check out a summary of ACE! in the last year.

Major Projects

The Center's current and completed major projects fall into two primary categories: Research and Training & Technical Assistance.

Tools for the Field

Tools for the justice and treatment field include the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool, SUSTAIN eLearning Suite, and YOURS.

Emerging Scholar Labs

ACE!'s Undergraduate and Graduate Research Labs allow students to build research skills while learning various research techniques.

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