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Housing First and the criminal justice system

2022-11-17 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

This webinar series is hosted by the Canadian Housing First Network Community of Interest (CHFN-CoI) and the Housing First Europe Hub (the Hub)

The goal of webinar series is to bring together the international HF community, share evidence-based knowledge, experience and innovation, build capacity for HF programs, and promote high quality implementation of the HF model that includes both fidelity to and adaptation of the model.

This webinar series is for mental health and addictions stakeholders including practitioners, managers, program developers, and policy-makers involved in HF through the health and housing sectors.

This session will focus on Housing First and the criminal justice system.

Housing First participants often have co-occurring involvement with the criminal justice system, but the nature of the intersection between housing and criminal justice is not well understood. In this webinar, presenters from Canada and Europe present new data and ideas about how be best to meet the needs of Housing First participants who have had involvement with the criminal justice system. Panelists include:

  • Lindsay Mesa, Assistant Director, Pathways Vermont, USA
  • Amanda Bloxsome, Housing First Best Practice and Partnerships Lead, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, UK
  • Mikko Aaltonen, Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School; Research Director, Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy, Center for Population, Health and Society, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Marichelle Leclair, PhD Candidate and CIHR Vanier Scholar, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Discussant: Deborah Quilgars, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, UK