Dr. Nancy Wolff presents keynote address at IAFMHS
International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Keynote Address
About Dr. Nancy Wolff
Nancy Wolff, Ph.D., an economist and professor, is the director of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research and former director of the Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research (NIMH funded from 2002-2014) at Rutgers University. Since 1995, she has increasingly focused on public policies and justice practices that influence the incarceration and rehabilitation of justice-involved people. In 1999, she was awarded an Atlantic Public Policy Fellowship to study the management of mentally disordered offenders in the United Kingdom. Her research explores the need for behavioral health services among justice-involved individuals, treatment interventions that are responsive to those needs, and the role of environmental conditions and training in improving the effectiveness of treatment interventions provided in correctional settings. Most recently, her work has focused on the prevalence of trauma among incarcerated men and women and its effective treatment. Dr. Wolff conducted an NIMH-funded study that tests the reliability of computer-administered screening for PTSD and substance abuse problems compared to clinician-administered screening and the effectiveness of two evidenced-based, manualized first stage trauma interventions.