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Expert on Behavioral Health and Justice Issues

Dr. Bonita "Bonnie" M. Veysey is a professor at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (SCJ). A member of the Rutgers faculty since 1998, Veysey also has served in various administrative roles - as graduate program director, associate dean of Academic Programs, and acting/interim dean of SCJ, and as director of the Center for Justice and Mental Health Research. 

Veysey’s research focuses primarily on behavioral health and justice issues, including police interactions with persons with mental illnesses; mental health and substance abuse treatment in jails and prisons; diversion and treatment services for youth with behavioral health problems; characteristics of justice-involved girls and women; the effects of early childhood trauma and conditions of confinement; and re-entry and continuity of care issues. She consults with state and local agencies to evaluate correctional programs and policies, including substance abuse treatment, re-entry and sex offender issues.

Veysey received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Albany. 

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