Strengthening Behavioral Health Partnerships: Developing Community Pathways in Parole


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Session Type: Workshop

This workshop will demonstrate the importance of strengthening relationships between parole staff and community behavioral health providers, to assist with successful reentry, transition and tenure in the community for individuals on parole. In Massachusetts, EOPSS, in partnership with ForHealth Consulting, have developed a program, that provides both clinical and pharmaceutical consultation to parole staff when needed, to assist with individuals who are on parole needing additional behavioral health resources, supports and services.


Meaghan Dupuis
Executive Director, Justice Health & Equity, ForHealth Consulting at UMass Chan Medical School

Meaghan Flaherty Dupuis, LMHC, is the Executive Director for the JHE Program and oversees day-to-day state and federal operations as well as the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH). Ms. Dupuis is mental health clinician with 15+ years of clinical and administrative experience within the justice related health care field. She is an established presenter on trainings regarding the intersection of justice involvement and its impact on healthcare and how to support these individuals at all stages of their lives.

Whitney Kraemer
Director, Justice & Health Equity, ForHealth Consulting at UMass Chan Medical School

Ms. Kraemer currently works with the JHE Program as the Director Justice & Health Equity, advancing projects to support increased services to justice-involved individuals. Ms. Kraemer is a licensed mental health clinician with twelve years of clinical experience within correctional healthcare. Ms. Kraemer is also an experienced trainer, having twelve years of experience developing and delivering trainings on topics including best practices for working with incarcerated individuals, trauma, health equity, de-escalation and mental health.

Mr. Andrew Peck
Undersecretary of Public Safety, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety

Since January 2019, Peck has served as the Undersecretary of Public Safety for Criminal Justice at the Executive Office of Public Safety in Massachusetts and is responsible for policy, budgetary and the operational oversight of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts Parole Board and the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board. He currently chairs the Restrictive Housing Oversight Committee and Restorative Justice Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Steering Committee for EXit: Executives Transforming Probation and Parole-supported through the Columbia University Justice Lab, and Executive Steering Committee of the National Governors Association Consortium of Public Safety Executives.