Occupational therapy in criminal justice is an innovative practice area for serving clients across the lifespan. This webinar will review the state of U.S. incarceration and how occupational science and justice are a natural fit for addressing criminal justice challenges; explore areas of innovative practice and program development; and discuss a Call to Action for the field.
- Discuss U.S. incarceration and related societal challenges
- Explore basic tenets of occupational therapy foundations to address the needs of people at risk for or affected by criminal justice involvement
- Provide examples of innovative practices in advancing occupational therapy practice in criminal justice settings
- Provide strategies to design programming and evaluate the impact of services to share the value of OT in criminal justice practice
Speaker: Lisa Jaegers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Jaegers serves as co-director of the SLU Health Criminology Research Consortium; Justice-Based OT international network (JBOT); and National Corrections Collaborative (NCC) for corrections workplace health. She performs criminal justice intervention research to promote health and well-being.
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