Wellbeing & Equity Innovations
What we do
We achieve transformation through the promotion of wellbeing, equity, & human potential.
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.
“Study protocol paper for the multi‑site feasibility evaluation of mobile and technology‑assisted aftercare services for crisis stabilization units”
– BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies
“… he’s going to be facing the same things that he faced prior to being locked up”: perceptions of service needs for substance use disorders”
– Health & Justice
“Behavioral health literacy: A new construct to improve outcomes among incarcerated residents”
– International Journal of Social Welfare
WEI has recently been awarded 5 new projects.
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.
Generating New Ideas. Addressing Big Problems.
Why we are different
Our goal of rapid translation and dissemination of evidence-based practices offers a way to better support the implementation of evidence-driven strategies into practice and policy in the real world.
At WEI, we have the ability to support government agencies, non-governmental agencies, advocates, policy makers, and individuals and families impacted by criminal justice system involvement to achieve their goals of being effective, equitable, and humane.
Our team of researchers and practitioners continue to lead research trials and conduct program evaluations to ensure we have the most current up-to-date and state of the art information for our stakeholders.
- 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 and evaluation services
Trauma, stress, and resilience for peer led initiatives, first responder workforce, and justice-involved individuals and families.
Corrections and criminal justice employee well-being and behavioral health
Justice-system impacted individuals and families’ behavioral health and well-being
Reentry, employment, and social support
Mental health, substance use, and opioid use disorders