Jeffrey Draine, Ph.D

Jeffrey DraineJeffrey Draine is a professor in the School of Social Work at Temple University. His primary work interests are rehabilitation, empowerment and recovery oriented services for people involved with the justice system who also live with behavioral health concerns. These include psychiatric disabilities, HIV, and addiction. He received his social work Training at Temple University in social planning, and his Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania in social welfare. He began his career as an activist for prison, homelessness and housing related causes in Richmond, Virginia.


Dr. Draine been focused on the intersection of behavioral health and the justice system since 1990. Beginning with the population of people with mental illnesses in jails and prisons, he eventually incorporated a broader array of behavioral health concerns such as HIV risk related behavior and substance use in addition to a comprehensive set of legal and law enforcement contexts, such as police interactions, probation and parole supervision, and community corrections facilities. These justice system contexts are often a concentrated nexus of health related risk and need for research on creative prevention and treatment ideas.


Recent Publications

  1. Baron, R. C., Draine, J., & Salzer, M. S. (2013). “I’m not sure that I can figure out how to do that”: Pursuit of work among people with mental illnesses leaving jail. American journal of psychiatric rehabilitation, 16(2), 115-135. doi: 10.1080/15487768.2013.789696
  2. Blank Wilson, A., Draine, J., Barrenger, S., Hadley, T., & Evans, A., Jr. (2013). Examining the Impact of Mental Illness and Substance Use on Time till Re-incarceration in a County Jail. Administration and policy in mental health. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0467-7
  3. Chen, N. E., Meyer, J. P., Avery, A. K., Draine, J., Flanigan, T. P., Lincoln, T., . . . Altice, F. L. (2013). Adherence to HIV treatment and care among previously homeless jail detainees. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. AIDS and behavior, 17(8), 2654-2666. doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-0080-2
  4. Draine, J., Ahuja, D., Altice, F. L., Arriola, K. J., Avery, A. K., Beckwith, C. G., . . . Tinsley, M. J. (2011). Strategies to enhance linkages between care for HIV/AIDS in jail and community settings. [Multicenter Study
  5. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t]. AIDS care, 23(3), 366-377. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2010.507738
  6. Draine, J., Blank Wilson, A., Metraux, S., Hadley, T., & Evans, A. C. (2010). The impact of mental illness status on the length of jail detention and the legal mechanism of jail release. Psychiatric services, 61(5), 458-462. doi: 10.1176/
  7. Draine, J., & Hadley, T. (2011). Public health and policy perspectives for psychiatry and law. [Editorial
  8. Introductory]. International journal of law and psychiatry, 34(4), 247-248. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2011.07.001
  9. Draine, J., & Herman, D. B. (2007). Critical time intervention for reentry from prison for persons with mental illness. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Psychiatric services, 58(12), 1577-1581. doi: 10.1176/
  10. Draine, J., McTighe, L., & Bourgois, P. (2011). Education, empowerment and community based structural reinforcement: an HIV prevention response to mass incarceration and removal. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. International journal of law and psychiatry, 34(4), 295-302. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2011.07.009
  11. Matejkowski, J., & Draine, J. (2009). Investigating the impact of housing first on ACT fidelity. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t]. Community mental health journal, 45(1), 6-11. doi: 10.1007/s10597-008-9152-9
  12. Matejkowski, J., Draine, J., Solomon, P., & Salzer, M. S. (2011). Mental illness, criminal risk factors and parole release decisions. Behavioral sciences & the law, 29(4), 528-553. doi: 10.1002/bsl.991
  13. Matejkowski, J., McCarthy, K. S., & Draine, J. (2011). The Personal Norm of Reciprocity among mental health service users: conceptual development and measurement. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t]. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 34(3), 202-213. doi: 10.2975/34.3.2011.202.213
  14. Messac, L., Ciccarone, D., Draine, J., & Bourgois, P. (2013). The good-enough science-and-politics of anthropological collaboration with evidence-based clinical research: Four ethnographic case studies. Social science & medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.009
  15. Rapp, R. C., Ciomcia, R., Zaller, N., Draine, J., Ferguson, A., & Cagey, R. (2013). The role of jails in engaging PLWHA in care: from jail to community. [Research Support, U.S. Gov’t, P.H.S.]. AIDS and behavior, 17 Suppl 2, S89-99. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0298-7
  16. Rowell, T. L., Draine, J., & Wu, E. (2011). Depression in a random sample of incarcerated African-American men. [Letter
  17. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Psychiatric services, 62(1), 103-104. doi: 10.1176/
  18. Stein, M. S., Spaulding, A. C., Cunningham, M., Messina, L. C., Kim, B. I., Chung, K. W., . . . Flanigan, T. P. (2013). HIV-positive and in jail: race, risk factors, and prior access to care. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  19. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t
  20. Research Support, U.S. Gov’t, P.H.S.]. AIDS and behavior, 17 Suppl 2, S108-117. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0340-9
  21. Watson, A. C., Morabito, M. S., Draine, J., & Ottati, V. (2008). Improving police response to persons with mental illness: a multi-level conceptualization of CIT. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. International journal of law and psychiatry, 31(4), 359-368. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2008.06.004
  22. Watson, A. C., Ottati, V. C., Draine, J., & Morabito, M. (2011). CIT in context: the impact of mental health resource availability and district saturation on call dispositions. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. International journal of law and psychiatry, 34(4), 287-294. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2011.07.008
  23. Watson, A. C., Ottati, V. C., Morabito, M., Draine, J., Kerr, A. N., & Angell, B. (2010). Outcomes of police contacts with persons with mental illness: the impact of CIT. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Administration and policy in mental health, 37(4), 302-317. doi: 10.1007/s10488-009-0236-9
  24. Wilson, A. B., Barrenger, S., Bohrman, C., & Draine, J. (2013). Balancing accessibility and selectivity in 21st century public mental health services: implications for hard to engage clients. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t]. The journal of behavioral health services & research, 40(2), 191-206. doi: 10.1007/s11414-012-9307-x
  25. Wilson, A. B., & Draine, J. (2006). Collaborations between criminal justice and mental health systems for prisoner reentry. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  26. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t]. Psychiatric services, 57(6), 875-878. doi: 10.1176/