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Jeffrey Draine

Jeff Draine, School of Social Work

Professor and Chair of the School of Social Work


Ritter Hall Annex, Room 554
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091


Jeffrey Draine's primary research 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. After undergraduate education in rehabilitation and urban affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, he received his social work Training at Temple University in social planning, and his Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania in social welfare. He is also affiliated with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion. He began his career as an activist for homelessness and housing related causes in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. 

Course Involvement

  1. Crime and justice
  2. Planning and Evaluation
  3. Action Research
  4. Institutional Racism
  5. Integrative seminar



1. Editor of Special Issue of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilition in Social Justice and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

2.     Draine J, Munoz-Laboy M: Not just variation in estimates: Deinstitutionalization of the justice system. Psychiatric Services 65:873. 2014.

3.     Watson AC, Swartz J, Bohrman C, Kriegel LS, Draine J: Understanding how police officers think about mental/emotional disturbance calls. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. In press.

4.     Lincoln T, Dimon-Levine D, Smith J, Donenberg G, Springer S, Zaller N, Altice FL, Moore K, Jordan A, Draine J, Desabrais M: Prevalence and predictors of mental/emotional distress among HIV+ jail detainees at enrollment in an observational study. Journal of Correctional Healthcare. In press.

5.     Morabito M, Watson AC, Draine J: Police officer acceptance of new innovation: The case of crisis intervention teams. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. 36: 421-436. 2013.

6.      Messac L, Draine J, Ciccarone D, Bourgois P: The Good-Enough Science-and-Politics of Anthropological Collaboration with Evidence-Based Clinical Research: Four Ethnographic Case Studies. Social Science and Medicine. Online 7 May, 2013. 

Grants & Contracts

  1. 2013 Research Director for Rehabilitation and Research Training Center, TU Collaborative on Community Inclusion, Department of Education, Grant H133B10014
  2. 2009  Education and Empowerment Intervention for HIV Prevention In and Out of Jail. Grant R01-DA027204, National Institute on Drug Abuse.
  3. 2006  CTI as Community reentry Support for Prisoners with Mental Illness. Grant R01-MH076068, National Institute of Mental Health.


  1. Aging in the context of the criminal justice system
  2. Social Defeat and Psychic Costs of involvement in the current, conventional mental health services system.
  3. Characteristics of community settings, organizations, and institutions that are welcoming and inclusive
  4. Restorative Justice as a support for people in the justice system with justice system involvement.
  5. The criminal justice system and behavioral health services, particularly relating to mental illnesses, HIV infection and risk, substance use.
  6. Inclusion and healthy restoration of people to communities after incarceration.
  7. Impactful research methods, often through randomized trials, or various forms of participatory action research.