Closing the Gap A Conversation with Jim Parsons and Richard G. Dudley, Jr., MD

Jim Parsons, director of Vera’s Substance Use and Mental Health Program (SUMH), talks with Richard G. Dudley, Jr., a Vera trustee and psychiatrist with extensive background in forensic psychiatry and community mental health, about how the findings of SUMH’s study can help to address the challenges of identifying mental health needs in criminal justice settings and sharing data across relevant agencies.


Women's Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County

Findings from Research with Women Detained in Buncombe County and Recommendations for Reducing the Use of Jail

This report presents an analysis of women’s experiences with the local criminal legal system in Buncombe County, North Carolina: their pathways into and out of the jail, their living conditions and concerns during detention, and their perspectives on how services and systems in the county can improve. This study occurred in September 2021 at a time ...

  • Jennifer Peirce, Tara Dhanraj Roden, Sandhya Kajeepeta, Elizabeth Swavola, Jesmeen Grewal
November 16, 2022