WEI has recently been awarded 5 new projects –
More about these projects to come!

– A Two Year Project to Evaluate the Impact of a Statewide Holistic Public Defense Program on Wellbeing and Equity Outcomes
– A Second Annual Convening of Prosecutors and Researchers to Tackle Pressing and Challenging Issues in Prosecution and Diversion
– A National Pretrial Initiative to Infuse A Culture of Data in Practitioner Offices 
– A Project to Develop and Pilot Violence and Retaliation Interruption Alternatives to Prosecution 
– A Project to Develop and Pilot Behavioral Health Literacy Interventions with Staff and Incarcerated Residents in State Prisons


LEAP Scholars Presentation – July 10, 2023

Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) is a multifaceted program designed to educate any interested individual about the nuances of conducting research in criminal justice settings. The LEAP program is a 1-2 year education and mentorship program that offers two tracks, an Investigator Track and Scholar Track. The program aims to advance the capacity and diversity of high impact research for populations involved with the health and criminal justice systems through specialized training and skill-development curriculums.

WEI experts launch courses on Utilizing Professional Peers in Drug Treatment Courts: A Course Series for System Actors.

This course series is for system actors working within drug treatment courts who are currently integrating or hope to integrate, professional peers into their settings.


  • Human Subjects Research – Leap Scholars presentation
    LEAP Scholars Cohort 3
  • Impact through Collaboration: Researcher/Practitioner Partnerships
  • Trauma Responsive Reentry
    Promoting Reentry for Young Adults: Perspectives from the Field NIJ Webinar
  • The Dollars & Sense of Second Chance Hiring: FL Employer Engagement Forum
    Right on Crime Panel
  • Trauma Responsive Reentry
    Noontime Knowledge Webinar, Social Work Month Kickoff: Social Works Breaks Barriers to GO GRANDER!
  • Trauma Responsive Reentry
    Reentry and Reintegration Roundtable with Center for Justice Integration
  • Early Learnings on Trauma Responsive and Violence Interruption Diversion Programs
    Carrie Pettus Brown Bag with Urban Institute