News and Announcements
CBHJ Director Brad Ray interviewed by Filter Magazine on increasing Fentanyl-Meath deaths in Indiana
'[R]esearchers still don’t know whether people are primarily knowingly combining fentanyl and methamphetamine as “speedballs,” or if the drugs they purchase are adulterated without their knowledge. “We don’t have a good answer yet,” said Bradley Ray, director of Wayne State University’s Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. “We don’t know how often fentanyl is being mixed with methamphetamine, or if people are intentionally taking both drugs together.”'
Center for Behavioral Health and Justice welcomes incoming director Brad Ray from Indiana University
The Wayne State University School of Social Work (SSW) Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is excited to launch our sophomore year by welcoming our new director Brad Ray from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Ray is a community-engaged researcher focused on mental health and substance use, particularly where these populations intersect with the criminal justice system.
Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration hosts listening session in Northern Michigan
The Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration held its second meeting on Friday, August 23, 2019 in Traverse City, Michigan. Wayne State University (WSU) School of Social Work Dean Sheryl Kubiak was appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve on the Task Force as a survivor of crime and an advocate for crime victims.
- Michigan Mental Health Diversion Council Pilot Summit showcases promising jail diversion practices from across Michigan
- Dean Sheryl Kubiak advocating for victims inside and outside of jails as a member of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration
Center for Behavioral Health and Justice explores cost of opioid addiction: the Brian Miller story
As the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) begins its work with the Michigan Opioid Partnership, Oakland County resident Jean Miller sat down with CBHJ staff on Tuesday, July 16 to share the story of her son’s struggle with opioid addiction and tragic overdose in 2017. In his memory, the Miller family has established the non-profit “Brian Miller Full Moon” to raise awareness and funds to support treatment programs.
- The Center for Social Work Research is hiring students! Part-time, flexible Student Research Assistant positions available
- We are hiring! Empower social change and help us address the opioid crisis in Michigan at the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
- Monroe County gets grant to train inmates with disorders - CBHJ will assist in determining program success
- Center for Behavioral Health and Justice and Dean Sheryl Kubiak receive grant to collaborate with community partners to improve Wayne County jail diversion program
CBHJ team presents findings at Community Mental Health Association's Spring Conference
Members of the WSU CBHJ partnered with HealthWest in Muskegon to discuss the the prevalence rate, risk factors, and demographic of those with mental illness in jails across the state.
Dean Kubiak discusses CBHJ jail diversion study on WDET
CBHJ working with counties to reduce jail recidivism by improving mental health screening and treatment in and out of jail.
- Wayne State to receive $1.5 million grant to address opioid addiction in jails; Social Work Dean Sheryl Kubiak to lead 16-month project
- Hot off the Press: Social Work Warrior Faculty Spring/Summer Publications
- Addressing mental health is key to improving criminal justice system
- CBHJ MI-REP team presents a poster at the Michigan Association for Evaluation Conference
- Social Work Dean Kubiak discusses mental health policies, reforms in MI and the impact on county jails
- Stepping Up in Muskegon
Monroe County receives MDHHS grant to support reentry efforts
Monroe County awarded $450,000 for re-entry programs.
CBHJ team members publish mental health crisis location study.
Published article "Mental Health Crisis Location and Police Transportation Decisions: The Impact of Crisis Intervention Team Training on Crisis Center Utilization"
CBHJ working with stakeholders to develop reporting tools.
The CBHJ has worked collaboratively with Muskegon County stakeholders since April 2018 to map county jail process, establish baseline data, and analyze current processes for identification, by strategically realigning existing resources, engaging new stakeholders, identifying processes and resources, and prioritizing funding as necessary.
- Richard Phillips sheds light on wrongful conviction experience with Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
VIDEO: One Family's Story of Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
PBS News Hour: Brief But Spectacular - Learn why this mother believes mental illness 'should never be a crime'.
WSU Center for Behavioral Health and Justice to Present at 23rd Annual SSWR Conference
Members of the WSU School of Social Work Center for Behavioral Health and Justice will present at the 23rd annual Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference January 16-20, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
WSU Center for Behavioral Health and Justice to Present at 2019 CMHAM Winter Conference
Under the leadership of Dean Sheryl Kubiak and with the support of MDHHS, Wayne State University’s Center for Behavioral Health and Justice presents findings from their system evaluation of Michigan’s ten jail diversion pilot sites.