Wellbeing & Equity Innovations

What we do

We achieve transformation through the promotion of wellbeing, equity, & human potential.

Our mission at WELLBEING & EQUITY INNOVATIONS is to promote thriving individuals, families, and communities by providing services and supports to those involved in the criminal justice system and the people and policymakers who serve them. 

We translate evidence driven approaches into policies, programming, and quality improvement processes.

Wellbeing and Equity Innovations (WEI) maintains an ongoing schedule of cooperative projects in partnerships throughout the country. WEI conducts research, trials, workshops, training and other programs tailored to your needs.

To find out more about our available resources, contact WEI.

JUNE 6, 2024 | WEI is presenting at the APA Gun Violence Prosecutor-Led Alternatives Community of Practice, in the Bronx, NY.

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JUNE 7, 2024 | Dr. Pettus will present at the High-Risk High-Reward symposium.

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 JUNE 12-13, 2024 | Dr. Pettus will present at the Jcoin 2024 In-Person Steering Committee Meeting.

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JUNE 25, 2024 | Retaining Talent Trainings in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa


“Study Protocol for Transforming Health Equity Research in Integrated Primary Care: Antiracism as a Disruptive Innovation”

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Why we are different

WEI is a national equity-centered translational research nonprofit. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping justice and community partners transform their systems through researcher-practitioner partnerships. WEI collaborates with service providers and legal/justice system offices to build capacity for implementing, evaluating, and enhancing evidence-based policies and programs. Our focus areas include diversion and deflection, community violence, social support, trauma, behavioral health, and practices that improve the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
 
WEI actively supports businesses in promoting the inclusion and retention of individuals with criminal histories. We offer guidance on inclusive hiring practices and help create supportive work environments, thus aiding businesses in tapping into a diverse talent pool and facilitating the successful reintegration of justice-involved individuals into the workforce.
 
WEI assists partners in innovating and reimagining their work by integrating rigorous research-to-practice feedback loops, technical assistance, and the delivery of evidence-informed practices and strategies. We identify solutions that maximize value for the people they serve using data-driven, quality improvement, and research and evaluation processes. Our team collaborates with partners to deliver state-of-the-art, data-driven services.

Generating New Ideas. Addressing Big Problems.

OUR SERVICES

  • SOLUTIONS FOCUSED COACHING 100% 100%
  • WELL-BEING & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORT 100% 100%
  • TRANSLATION OF APPROACHES INTO POLICY & PROGRAMS 100% 100%
  • RESEARCH & EVALUATION 100% 100%
  • CONSULTATION 100% 100%
  • TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 100% 100%
  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES 100% 100%

WHO WE SERVE

CORRECTIONS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS
such as first responders, law enforcement, correctional officers/administrators, judges, pretrial/probation/parole staff, prosecutors & public defenders.

 

PEER AND OTHER SERVICE PROFESSIONALS including service providers, program deliverers, policymakers and advocates.

 

INDIVIDUALS involved in the criminal justice system from first contact with law enforcement, to their interaction with prosecutors, their confinement in jail/prison, to their reentry and stabilization in the community.

 

FAMILY MEMBERS with loved ones involved in the criminal justice system.

Our Areas of Expertise

Research

Research and evaluation services

TRAUMA

Trauma, stress, and resilience for peer led initiatives, first responder workforce, and justice-involved individuals and families.

CORRECTIONS

Corrections and criminal justice employee well-being and behavioral health

Justice-system

Justice-system impacted individuals and families’ behavioral health and well-being

REENTRY

Reentry, employment, and social support

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health, substance use, and opioid use disorders