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.

We are currently hiring!

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Initiates Innovative New Violence Interruption Program

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is announcing that applications are being accepted for Alternative Prosecution for Positive Outcomes (“APPO”), an innovative new program [in partnership with WEI] . . . READ MORE

Nebraska prisons launching new, ‘holistic’ approach to prepare inmates for reentry into society

Nebraska will be the first state to try the 5-Keys program within its prison system. The program will be launched full bore next year at seven state prisons.  [Photo: Nebraska Department of Corrections]  READ MORE

“I Feel like I Have ‘Prison’ Tattooed on my Forehead” Women’s Trajectories after Release from Incarceration

The current study explored women’s experiences from prison release to 15-months post-release using interviews with 29 women across four states. Women & Criminal Justice

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.

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.

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