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MH SIG - Community Re-Entry Support Services for Justice-Involved Persons

  • 18 Oct 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


Date and Time:  Wednesday October 18, 2023, 6-7:30pm


Emily Walker, OT, OTR, Allyson Lewis, OT, OTR, Rosa Colorado, OT, OTR

Location: Zoom - to be sent out day before the event

Title: Community Re-Entry Support Services for Justice-Involved Persons

Learning Objectives:

Following presentation, participants will:

1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the various all-inclusive support services at a county sheriff’s department.

2. Understand the role and importance of support services for reducing recidivism.

3. Identify components of the OT framework and process that apply and complement practice in a criminal justice setting.

Join the Mental Health SIG and welcome guest speaker, Jake Ferrara, OT, OTR, from

Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, to present on OT’s Perspective on All Inclusive Support Services in Criminal Justice Facilities. Jake is an occupational therapist with 10 years of experience in human services, mostly in corrections. Jake will walk you through the variety of community integrative, recovery-oriented services offered to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Meeting includes opportunities for networking and discussion.


1. Martin, E., & Garcia, M. (2022). Reentry research at NIJ: Providing robust evidence for high stakes decision-making. NIJ Journal, 284.

2. Reena Chakraborty, “A New View of Jails: Exploring Complexity in Jails-Based Research,” NIJ Journal 284, December 2022,

3. Bonta, J., & Andrews, D. A. (2007). Risk-need-responsivity model for offender assessment and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation, 6(1), 1-22.

This event will be closed day before event. Please register by October 17, 2023.

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Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
P.O. Box 850543 Braintree, MA 02185   Email:

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