Center for Social Development
We advance “deferred prosecution” programs. People charged with certain offenses can be diverted from traditional court proceedings and possibly avoid incarceration.
We engage with community partners in developing a social capacity framework to promote behavioral health for people involved in the criminal justice system.
We partner with St. Louis Integrated Health Network, City of St. Louis and others to improve health outcomes for minorities in transition from jail to communities.
We build social capacity to reduce incarceration rates in ways that are effective, sustainable and socially just. This requires major shifts in the criminal justice system.
We collaborate with St. Louis criminal justice entities to research, design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based policies and practices to reduce the incarcerated population.
The Support4Families program is designed to assist families who struggle with the emotional strain of providing support to loved ones releasing from prison.