Reducing Reliance on the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Carrie Pettus

Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Sep 20

32 min 56 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: (CLICK HERE) --- “Sometimes the simplest of ideas become the most disruptive innovations” are the words of our next guest as she passionately develops actionable research solutions with the goal of reforming the country’s criminal justice system. Dr. Carrie Pettus, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development at Florida State University, joins us to discuss her vision of reducing the reliance on the criminal justice system by providing solutions that promote the overall wellbeing of incarcerated individuals, communities, and professionals working within the system. Join us for this insightful, timely and important conversation as Dr. Pettus shares how she and her team are working towards making an impact in criminal justice reform using science-backed research and data driven solutions. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights: What brought Dr. Pettus to launching a research institute for prison reform The reception from Florida State University towards her research Her approach that calls for improving the overall wellbeing and trauma symptoms of both parties involved in the criminal justice system Identifying the prevention points of adults cycling in and out of prison The institute’s plans for adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning while still acting within its ethical confines

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