LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health, Institute for Public Health and Justice
Added May 1, 2009
1615 Poydras Street
Suite 1400, Room 1553
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone (504) 568-5953
Fax (504) 568-5701
As a Models for Change partner, the Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health (LSUHSC SPH) assesses, plans and disseminates, through training and supported implementation, evidenced-based community services which can improve public safety by reducing recidivism and improving youth and family functioning. These practices are also cost-effective when compared to the price of incarceration or providing non-research supported interventions. LSUHSC SPH supports less reliance on institutional care with increased availability of community-based alternatives that are proven to meet the needs of justice-involved youth. As a key part of this new
initiative, an evidence-driven decision-making system should screen, assess and refer youth to the most appropriate community treatment program. This process must be fair and unbiased for all youth, while also protecting the safety of the community by providing the appropriate level of supervision and reducing the risk for re-offending.
For more information about the Models for Change LSUHSC School of Public Health work, contact
Patricia Arteaga at 504.568.5953 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.