Policy Recommendations to Address How Trauma, Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders Contribute to Incarceration
December 12, 2019
Brandy Henry (Columbia University)
This brief summarizes research by Henry (2019) which describes how trauma, mental health and substance use disorders contribute to incarceration. Policy recommendations based on this evidence include 1) investing in early intervention services to reduce exposure to traumatic experiences, 2) increased access to health care, and 3) increased services to alleviate poverty and social isolation.