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Louisiana Recognized for Institute for Public Health and Justice

The State of Louisiana recognized the expertise of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health by signing into law the school’s Institute for Public Health and Justice (IPHJ) as an advisor to the legislature on matters related to youth in the criminal justice system and youth with behavioral health needs. Act three of the 2013 session, authorizes the IPHJ to work with other institutions of higher learning, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, youth services, the Office of Juvenile Justice, and the legislature as a resource to study, report, and advance best practices in the justice field, including promising local models of justice reform and national best practices.