Understanding the Population of People with Frequent Jail Contact

When:  Sep 29, 2023 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)

PRI will host a webinar on 9/29 (1-2:30pm ET) focused on Understanding the Population of People with Frequent Jail Contact. This webinar is related to our new set of topical resources posted on the Exchange last week, stemming from PRI's SJC Research Consortium project. This will also be an expanded discussion from our workshop at the St. Louis Network Meeting, for anyone who was attended that presentation.

The webinar is open to the field, and all are welcome to attend. Please click here to register and submit any questions ahead of time.

Webinar Description: 

In this webinar, Drs. Sarah Desmarais and Samantha Zottola will share findings from a mixed-methods project that examined the characteristics and experiences of people with frequent jail contact in three counties across the United States. The speakers will discuss county-level strategies to reduce frequent jail contact and the impact of those strategies on People of Color and people with behavioral health conditions.


  • Dr. Sarah Desmarais, President, Policy Research Associates
  • Dr. Samantha Zottola, Senior Research Associate, Policy Research Associates

This research was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through the Safety and Justice Challenge Research Consortium, which is managed by the City University of New York Institute for State & Local Governance.