Pettus, C. (2021). Smart decarceration. In C. Franklin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social work. National Association of Social Workers & Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1295
Pettus, C., Veeh, C. A., Renn, T. R., & Kennedy, S. C. (2021). The Well-Being Development Model: A theoretical model to improve outcomes among criminal justice system–involved individuals. Social Service Review, 95(2), 413–468. https://doi.org/10.1086/715852
Pettus-Davis, C. (2019). Reverse social work’s neglect of adults involved in the criminal justice system: The intersection and agenda. In T. B. Bent-Goodley, J. H. Williams, M. L. Teasley, S. H. Gorin (Eds.), Grand challenges for society: Evidence-based social work practice (pp. 352–358). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Copeland, P., Jacob, D., Young, D., Grier, A., Kennedy, S., & Tripodi, S. (2018, October). Smart decarceration practice behaviors for social work competencies: A guide for educators and learners [Report]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Social Work, Institute for Justice Research and Development.
Pettus‐Davis, C., Epperson, M., Grier, A., Kraatz, M., Sawh, L., & Kennedy, S. (2018, October). Deferred prosecution programs: An implementation guide [Report]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Social Work, Institute for Justice Research and Development, Washington University Center for Social Development, and University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
Veeh, C. A., Renn, T., & Pettus-Davis, C. (2018). Promoting reentry well-being: A novel assessment tool for individualized service assignment in prisoner reentry programs. Social Work, 63(1), 91–96. doi:10.1093/sw/swx050
October 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Brown School, Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University in St. Louis
Epperson, M. W., & Pettus-Davis, C. (Eds.). (2017). Smart decarceration: Achieving criminal justice transformation in the 21st century. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration, spending $52 billion a year on correctional supervision and another $948 billion in related social costs.
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M., & Grier, A. (2017, February). Guideposts for the era of smart decarceration [Report]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Social Work, Institute for Justice Research and Development, Washington University Center for Social Development, and University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
The Smart Decarceration Initiative has launched a two-year research project to advance “deferred prosecution” programs, thanks to funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University
Answering the call to participate in the Smart Decarceration Initiative’s first conference, about 150 people from throughout the country gathered September 24-27 at Washington University in St. Louis to work on redefining justice in America.
September 27, 2015, St. Louis, MO
September 25, 2015, Edison Theatre, Washington University
September 24, 2015, Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University in St. Louis
September 24-27, 2015, Washington University in St. Louis
The United States faces the tremendous challenge of reducing its overreliance on prisons and jails. As the social and economic costs of incarceration rise, great need—and opportunity—exists to reverse the trend. The new Smart Decarceration Initiative, based at the Center for Social Development, is taking up the challenge.