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Johnna Christian Family relationships during incarceration and reentry

The Vera Institute of Justice’s Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series features Johnna Christian, assistant professor at Rutgers University in the School of Criminal Justice. In this podcast, Professor Christian talks about family members’ relationships with their loved ones who are incarcerated or returning home from jail or prison. She discusses different types of support family members provide to one another—including the often overlooked contributions made by those who are involved with the juvenile or criminal justice system—and the implications for reducing recidivism.

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