Stephanie Brooks Holliday
Stephanie Brooks Holliday is a Behavioral Scientist and licensed clinical psychologist at the RAND Corporation. Her work focuses on the criminal justice system, especially alternatives to incarceration and reentry programs. She has expertise conducting mixed methods evaluations of programs for individuals involved in the criminal justice system, especially those with behavioral health concerns. Her work is typically conducted in collaboration with local agencies and community-based organizations.
Mental and Behavioral HealthCalifornia Diversion: Mental Health, Racial Equity, and Criminal Court
This research will provide actionable results as counties develop their mental health diversion policies and procedures in accordance with AB 1810, particularly as courts re-open in the wake of COVID-19. In so doing, this project will not only benefit racial justice in the criminal legal system in California but also efforts to pursue racial equity through the increased use of mental health diversion nationwide.