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The Criminal Justice System and Public Health

October 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will highlight and explore the following areas:

The health and social needs of those directly (and indirectly) in contact with the criminal justice system.  It will demonstrate the alarming health inequalities present in this group and moreover illustrate that poor health outcomes in relation to substance use, mental health and physical health are commonplace.

The concept of a ‘healthy’ criminal justice setting and illustrate where effective policy and practice exists to address the health and social circumstances of offenders and their family.

Public health efforts in the offender population has the potential to pay significant ‘community dividends’, but in order to do this effectively the input of Local Government is essential.

The seminar aims to stimulate dialogue and debate through a 30 minute presentation.  The remaining time is dedicated to an open forum to discuss issues specifically affecting you, and to highlight existing good practice and areas for future development.

Led by Dr James Woodall, a Reader in Health Promotion and co-directs the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University.  James’ PhD focussed on the health promoting prison and since then James has published widely in the field of offender health.

Cost: This event is free to attend.

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For more information, please contact the Enterprise and Innovation Hub on:

Tel: 0113 812 5982

Email: eiabusiness@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Tea, coffee and cake are provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch with you. The workshop will last around an hour with chance for questions and discussion.


October 29, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Registered Charity Number 1107013
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