Christine Head

Christine Head was an intern at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority in the Center for Justice Research and Evaluation in the academic year 2017-2018. She completed the internship as a student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Christine Head is Authority Intern.


Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders of Women in Prison: An Evaluation of the WestCare Foundation’s Dual Diagnosis Program in Illinois
October 5, 2018 | Research Report | Prison
This brief shares findings from a process evaluation of a program that treats women prisoners in Illinois with co-occurring disorders—substance use and mental health disorders. Overall, feedback from clients and staff were positive and the program showed reductions in clients’ posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and aggression after participation. In addition, researchers offer suggestions to improve the program’s physical space, as well as enhance program components and data collection.
By Jessica Reichert, Alysson Gatens, Sharyn Adams, Lily Gleicher, Lauren Weisner, And Christine Head
Collaboration in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Literature on Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils
July 19, 2018 | Article | Criminal Justice
The criminal justice system features multiple independent agencies working parallel to each other. Criminal justice coordinating councils foster agency collaboration to better address county criminal justice issues. This article describes criminal justice coordinating councils and examines the limited research available on their implementation and effectiveness.
By Lily Gleicher, Jessica Reichert, And Christine Head