Stacey L. Barrenger, PhD, AM

PhD Graduate

December 2013

Dissertation Title: Mental Illness and Prisoner Reentry in a High Risk Context

Advisor: Ezekiel Dixon-Roman

Stacey Barrenger is a lecturer and PhD student of Social Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and received her master’s degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She has research experience in conducting diagnostic interviews and has worked on studies involving community reentry services for persons with serious mental illness involved in the criminal justice system. Stacey has over 13 years of direct practice experience including transitioning people to the community from a state psychiatric hospital and supervising two assertive community treatment (ACT) teams. For her dissertation, she plans on exploring the impact of the risk environment on community reentry for persons with serious mental illness leaving prison.

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