Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center at the University of Utah College of Social Work. She is trained as an applied criminologist and focuses her research on the science of correctional treatment interventions, particularly among system-involved women. The Utah Criminal Justice Center is an interdisciplinary research center that provides organizations with research, training, and technical assistance grounded in scientific evidence to prevent and reduce crime and victimization among all communities, with an understanding that approaches must be tailored to the contextual needs of organizations and the diverse populations they serve. Dr. Salisbury's research focuses on correctional policy, risk/needs assessment, and treatment intervention strategies, with a particular focus on system-involved women, gender-responsive practices, and trauma-responsive care. As a result of her scholarship on behalf of women, she was awarded the Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing. Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Van Voorhis has published extensively, including two books and many articles in the leading criminology and criminal justice journals. She has provided expertise to federal, state, and local agencies on topics pertaining to correctional effectiveness, program implementation, evaluation techniques, women offenders, risk assessment, and correctional classification. She has directed numerous federal- and state-funded research projects on inmate classification, gender-responsive assessment, program implementation, and cognitive behavioral interventions, and continues to pursue a rigorous consulting and research agenda in retirement. Dr. Van Voorhis is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious American Society of Criminology August Vollmer Award, which recognizes a criminologist whose research scholarship has contributed to justice or to the treatment or prevention of criminal or delinquent behavior.
Everyone once in a while, you come across a book that matters. And it matters so much that it continues to be updated with the latest information possible. This is what you have in your hands with Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation by Salisbury and Van Voorhis. Helping people get the tools and skills they need to successfully re-enter society is about investing in them as people, the communities they return to, and our community more generally. This book does that and does it masterfully. With COVID-19 ravaging the correctional system, this book is all the more important for students, policymakers, and practitioners. Alex R. Piquero, Ph.D. University of Miami, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar. This book, Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, is a masterpiece. It consists of theoretical frameworks, treatment modalities, and most recent cutting-edge evidence-based practices for treating justice-involved people in institutional settings and in the community. Salisbury and Van Voorhis go the extra mile and provide a critical analysis and the importance of race and culture. They highlight the significance of providing multicultural counseling for racially and ethnically diverse correctional populations, as opposed to an ethno-centrism perspective. This text is so well designed and orchestrated, that any ordinary person can read it and truly understand the meaning of corrections and treatments for individuals in justice systems. Leroy Curtis Johnson, MSW, Assistant Professor (clinical), University of Utah, College of Social Work