More than one in three adult New Yorkers have experienced one or more types of criminal justice involvement. Such involvement can include incarceration, parole and probation. Justice-involved people have a higher risk for chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions and diabetes.
Despite a need for quality health care, justice-involved people can face complex barriers to getting care, from financial burden to discrimination. You can foster an environment in which these people can regain agency over their health following their reentry into the community.