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Recorded on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 

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The continuing fight for racial equity and social justice has increased focus on racial inequities in the criminal justice system and prompted discussion about the relationship between criminal justice and addiction treatment. Mandating individuals to treatment has led to dependency between the treatment and the criminal justice systems. Has this relationship caused disparate negative impacts on Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC)? Has it contributed to trauma and victimization of BIPOC populations with substance use disorders? Join us as we explore the intersection of criminal justice, addiction treatment, and race.


Johnny Alexander, LICSW, ACSW, MAC, SAP, is a respected trauma expert, criminal justice professional, certified cognitive behavioral therapist, master addiction counselor, and licensed clinical social worker with extensive success in treating mental health and substance use disorders. Alexander has helped countless people cope with grief, loss, and social inequities using evidence-based intervention strategies. Through his work as a United States probation and pretrial services officer, he has helped justice-involved individuals stop their destructive behavioral patterns. Alexander is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. He received his Master of Social Work Degree from Howard University.

Armon Perry, PhD, is a professor at the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work. Perry's research efforts center on the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and external factors that influence men's involvement in the lives of their children, as well as the impact of that involvement on the well-being of the family. Perry's research has led to the publication of two books. The first is Fatherhood in America: Social Work Perspectives in a Changing Society, a co-edited volume that serves as a sourcebook for practitioners as it explores the impact of cultural background and family composition on fathering. He has also published, Black Love Matters, a book focused on a diverse group of adult Black men that chronicles their attitudes and behaviors in marriage and romantic relationships. Perry's most current work is leading the "Empower You" program, a healthy relationship and career exploration intervention serving 16-24-year-old youth.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe three ways that the criminal justice system and addiction treatment in the United States relate to one another.
  • Participants will be able to define how mandated treatment through the criminal justice system may negatively impact BIPOC individuals and treatment outcomes in at least two instances.
  • Participants will be able to identify three different solutions to create a more equitable approach addiction treatment.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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This course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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