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Jeffrey Draine

Jeff Draine, School of Social Work

Professor, On Leave


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


  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania
  • MSW, Social Planning and Policy, Temple University
  • BS, Rehabilitation Services (Concentration: Urban Affairs), Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

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


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.