Technology and Data Driven Innovations for Criminal Justice Reform: February 8 

The College of Social Work's Center for the Study & Promotion of Communities, Families and

Children invites you to attend the presentation "Technology and Data Driven Innovations for

Criminal Justice Reform" presented by Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis on Friday, February 7, 2020, at

University Center C, 5th Floor Boardroom (Room 5301) from 3:00-4:00 pm with a light reception

with appetizers and refreshments to follow.

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Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis is one of social work’s leading experts in criminal justice and decarceration.

In 2018, she joined Florida State University as Associate Professor and subsequently founded the Institute

for Justice Research and Development—a premier research center located in the college of social work focused on criminal justice system-wide innovations and preparing the social work profession for leadership in smart decarceration approaches.

Pettus-Davis generates research to develop individual, family, and community well-being; promote racial and economic equality; and change conventional criminal justice outcomes. She works with community partners to develop interventions to enhance positive social support, respond to lifetime trauma experiences, treat substance use and mental health disorders, and generate overall well-being for those impacted by criminal justice involvement. Carrie Pettus-Davis will present on the use of technology in data-driven solutions to criminal justice reform.

Substance Use Disorder Higher Education Symposium: March 6

 Join the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children for a

one-day symposium hosted by Florida State University on substance use disorders (SUD)

featuring keynote speaker Captain Michael King SAMHSA Region 4 Administrator.

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The Florida Higher Education Substance Use Disorder Consortium is a multi-university project led

by FSU and the National Association of Social Work, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) and Citrus Health

Network, Inc. to develop a science-informed curriculum concentrated on substance use disorder

and co-occurring mental disorders.

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