The Institute is a policy, research, training, and technical assistance enterprise positioned at the intersection of behavioral health policy and practice, and the legal system.  Many behavioral and other health conditions have social determinants.  At the Institute, we seek to bridge the divide between prevention and treatment of behavioral health issues and the negative impacts on individuals, families, communities and the justice systems.  We stand ready to serve in partnership with local and state government, foundations, and agencies.

I hope this website is a valuable resource to you.  Feel free to contact us for more information about specific projects and your need, as well as additional information on our current work.

Stephen Phillippi, PhD, LCSW
Institute for Public Health and Justice

IPHJ award (2)Recognized for Excellence

2016- National Conference of State Legislatures- National Legislative Research Librarians’ Document Award for A Legislated Study of Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in Louisiana…“substantive material in an outstanding format.”

2015- State of Louisiana, Governor’s Office recognition for “dedicated service to the Louisiana Prevention Systems Committee of the Drug Policy Board”

2015-National Association of Social Workers- Spotlight Recognition for leadership and contributions to the field

2013- National Champion of Change Award from the MacArthur Foundation for reform work in Juvenile Justice

2011- American Counseling Association & The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development- Award of Appreciation for “Giving Back to the Community”