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Our Vision

 

To contribute to the prevention, eradication and reduction of the harm caused by the social, economic, medical and psychological determinants of crime through transparent information sharing of proven, innovative practices.

 

Our Mission

 

AJTP is a non-profit association which seeks to provide a forum for sharing ideas, stories and best practices aimed at combating the social, economic, medical and psychological determinants of crime. Through this forum we seek to highlight innovative justice and treatment collaborations.

 

To deliver our mission we:

 

  • Organize webinars, discussion forums and virtual conferences designed to allow practitioners, experts and persons with lived experience to share stories, innovative ideas and practices.
  • Provide a forum for practitioners, experts and persons with lived experience to share stories, innovative ideas and practices.
  • Provide access to a resource library with a collection of stories, ideas and practices aimed at combating the social, economic, medical and psychological determinants of crime. 

 

Our Values

 

Our work is underpinned by our values of:

 

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Problem Solving
  • Transparency
  • Communication and exchange of ideas
  • Inclusion and Diversity

 

Our Story

 

We work in places or are impacted by places where justice and treatment intersect. In these places, different types of justice, health and community partnerships have emerged. The goal is to prevent, eradicate or reduce the harm caused by the social, economic, medical and psychological determinants of crime. The three hands in our logo symbolize the importance of effective collaborations between the pillars of justice, health and community in achieving this objective.

 

A few years ago, five professionals from the justice and health disciplines, including Justice Kofi Barnes, set out to chronicle the stories of persons who commit crimes because of an addiction to drugs.

 

The result was the publication - People, Places and Things - a compilation of 48 compelling and inspiring stories from practitioners and people with lived experience in the justice-health partnership called Drug Treatment Courts.

 

People, Places and Things was the inspiration for another project – The Courage to Improve - a compilation of the stories of participants and practitioners in other types of justice-health partnerships. During this compilation, several types of justice-health partnerships were discovered. The stories and experiences shared were compelling and inspiring.

 

The Courage to Improve project chronicled only a fraction of the many impactful, impressive and effective justice-health partnerships. The stories and experiences of those impacted are inspiring and educational. These stories must be told, the ideas and expertise shared. This is why, this non-profit organization was born - to tell the stories, to share the ideas, best practices and expertise, to encourage improvement and to help save lives.

In collaboration with partners and through national and international webinars, AJTP covers topics on how to combat determinants of criminal behavior in places where justice and treatment intersect. The objective is to provide a forum for ongoing training, development and innovation. The content of the webinars is the sole responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of AJTP.