The criminal justice system is an emerging practice area for occupational therapy. The populations encompassed within the justice system possess many and diverse occupations, life roles, and challenges - all of which frame the opportunity and need for occupational therapy service provision.
>> Scope of the Problem. If you are new to this topic, you may have questions. For example: why should occupational therapy professionals practice in criminal justice settings? What can we offer? What do we already know about the topic? What is the scope of the problem? This page frames our role in this area of practice.
>> Occupational Justice. Here, you will be able to learn: what is occupational justice? How can we facilitate and advocate for an occupationally just environment?
This website was originally designed and developed by Dr. Jaime Muñoz and Meredith Karavolis, M.S. OTR/L at the Duquesne University Department of Occupational Therapy. It is maintained by Dr.Muñoz and Dr. Abigail Catalano of Duquesne University in collaboration with partners at Pacific University, the University of Findlay, St. Louis University and Saint Louis Community College.