JUN 23 - 25  


Dr. Andrew Forrester| Prison Mental Health: Past, Present, and Future

Dr Andrew Forrester (MD(Res) FRCPsych) has worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for 17 years. He is employed by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He is Academic Secretary to the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a delegate to the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry’s Executive Committee.

His clinical and research work has mainly been within the criminal justice system, including prisons, courts and in police custody.

He is an officer of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (bafs.org.uk), sitting on its Executive Council, and is Editor-in-Chief of the BAFS journal Medicine, Science and the Law, which is published by SAGE.

He has published over 100 academic articles in his field and has provided over 600 reports to the Courts as an expert witness, mainly in criminal proceedings.

He is a member of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, the Society of Expert Witnesses, an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association, and a trustee of the charity Crime in Mind (crimeinmind.co.uk).

He is also a former chair of the World Psychiatric Association’s international prison mental health task-force, and a former member of the British Medical Association’s Forensic Medicine Committee, NHS England’s Health in Justice Strategic Clinical Network, NHS England's Health and Justice Clinical Reference Group, NACRO's Mental Health Reference Group, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Working Group on the Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Dr. Gina Vincent | Advancing from the “What Works” to “How to Make it Work”: Applications of Implementation Science to Justice Supervision

Gina Vincent, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Implementation Science & Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) and Co-Director of the Law & Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also is President of the National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP), a technical assistance center for assisting juvenile justice agencies with the selection and implementation of risk assessment and behavioral health screening tools.

Dr. Vincent has received funding from NIMH, NIDA, the MacArthur Foundation, and OJJDP for studies relevant to risk for reoffending, mental health problems, and substance abuse among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She is author of the widely-used Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation: A Guidebook for Implementation manual. She has assisted multiple juvenile justice agencies with the selection and implementation of risk assessment instruments for case planning and studies the effectiveness and impact on youth and the system.

She has over 70 publications and over 100 presentations to international, national, and local juvenile justice agency conferences in the areas of violence risk assessment, implementing risk/needs assessment in juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse, callous-unemotional traits, and mental health symptoms.

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