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Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) Visiting Fellows Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $350,000)

The Idaho Department of Corrections is applying for the Researcher-practitioner partnership to reduce substance use-related crime and overdose fellowship at the Bureau of Justice Assistance for Dr. Radha Sadacharan. The fellowship aims to support strategies to enhance researcher-practitioner partnerships designed to decrease substance use disorder-related crime and overdose as part of the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program. This will include identifying data gaps at a state and local level in the criminal justice context and working in coordination with BJA staff, grantees, and TTA partners to improve the relevance and efficacy of BJA tools.

The fellow will work with BJA to review and synthesize COSSUP performance management data, support the development of criminal justice practitioners and researchers through her national and academic justice-related organization affiliations, and assist and translate knowledge about critical criminal justice issues and strategies that promote innovation. Deliverables include publications, presentations, and in-depth interviews with BJA stakeholders, nationally recognized practitioners, and researchers to advance BJA’s mission. The fellow is committed to working with justice-involved communities and building healthier, more resilient individuals. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to join forces with communities, criminal justice, and health – at both an individual and population level, and to grow as a practitioner-researcher affecting meaningful policy changes.

Date Created: September 27, 2023