March 29, 2019
PhD in Leadership and Change Student Addresses Rising Criminalization Rates of Women
Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change student and Criminal Justice Manager at Arnold Ventures Nicola Smith-Kea has published a recent op-ed in The Sacramento Bee entitled, “California Arrest Rates Highlight a Disturbing Trend for Women”. In the piece Smith-Kea touches upon the increased criminalization of women in the state and throughout the country citing the need for law enforcement reform and gender-based abuse and discrimination. Read the full article here.
As a scholar and practitioner, Nicola Smith-Kea’s focus centers within law enforcement agencies around the United States with particular interest in women in law enforcement leadership. She has expertise in creating police-behavioral health collaborations that focus on diverting persons experiencing a mental health crisis away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate services. Learn more about her special here!