This Project has brought together a team that transcends departmental, institutional, disciplinary and social boundaries to address health and justice inequities experienced by underserved populations as they intersect with the criminal justice system (CJS).

Our Community Advisory Network (CAN) of individuals impacted by the CJS and community partners/ service providers have guided all Cluster activities. Their voices and perspectives are invaluable to setting priorities for the health, wellbeing and dignity of all individuals and communities impacted by the CJS. 

These collaborations hold the potential for transformative impact on society through deconolonizing, culturally safe, inclusive, strengths-based, participatory and meaningful engagement with individuals impacted by the CJS.

The Cluster is co-led by Helen Brown and Amanda Slaunwhite. The Project Coordinator is Samantha Young and our Peer Coordinator is Pam Young

Banner image by Corrina Keeling of Love Letters for Everybody.

Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Brown, Helen UBC, Critical Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities (CRiHHI) Research Unit School of Nursing
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Coultee, Chas UBC & IRSSS
Crier, Nicolas Transformative Health and Justice Community Advisory
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Elwood Martin, Ruth UBC School of Population and Public Health
Erickson, Margaret UBC
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Falle, Patrick UVIC Sociology
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Janssen, Patricia UBC School of Population and Public Health
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Keating, Patrick Transformative Health and Justice Community Advisory
Kish, Nyki UBC
Korchinski, Mo UBC School of Nursing
Krabbe, Janina S. UBC School of Nursing
Krüsi, Andrea UBC Medicine
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Nicholls, Tonia UBC Psychiatry
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Palis , Heather UBC Psychiatry
Patrick, Lyana SFU Community Health Sciences
Price, Roberta UBC School of Nursing
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Salmon, Amy Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Services (CHEOS)
Scow , Marnie UBC School of Population and Public Health
Slaunwhite, Amanda Provincial Overdose Cohort, BC Centre for Disease Control Collaborating Scientist, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Young, Glenn UBC School of Nursing
Young, Pam UBC School of Nursing
Young, Samantha UBC School of Nursing

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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