Join Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Corrections for an interactive and informative mental health panel that is open to the public with the goal of informing government agencies, providers, law enforcement, and case managers of gaps in behavioral health and justice systems. Our panel brings professionals across different areas of expertise together to connect and share experiences, insights and thoughts around neuroscience, mental health and wellness with justice involved individuals.

This panel will allow us to access relevant research information that directly leads to the best practices across the world. The panel consists of leading research professionals from the United States and Argentina, as well as findings from Colombia. We are utilizing technology to better inform us in the nature of deviant human behavior across generations in order to further understand best practices and decrease recidivism rates in our court system. Our current research focuses in the adult and geriatric populations and gives us a brief insight across development stages.

Our overall goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and wellness, better understand formally incarcerated individuals and provide mental health resources to address reintegration practices and reduce recidivism.

We encourage everyone to submit questions in advance before May 19th, 2021.

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Orleans Reentry Community Coordinator, Tatiana Sofia Begault at

To register:



Title: Global Research-Driven Clinical findings: Current Research, and Supportive Networks for Justice Involved Individuals.

“Translational research to better understand mental health practices across generations.”


Dr. Stephen Phillippi

LSU- School of Public Health Behavioral & Community Health (Program Chair) Center for Evidence to Practice (Founding Director) Institute for Public Health and Justice (Director).

Rebecca Atkinson, MPH

PhD Candidate, LSU- School of Public Health Behavioral & Community Health

Dr. Agustin Ibanez

Director of Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat) at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)