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Justice-Based Occupational Therapy

Justice-based Occupational Therapy (JBOT) is a network of occupational therapy  practitioners, educators, researchers, and students promoting advocacy for occupational engagement/participation and health for those within andor impacted andor at risk for involvement with the justice system (staff, persons incarcerated, families and friends, employers), to further societal wellbeing.

In 2018, we held our inaugural collaboration and planning meetings at the American Occupational Therapy (AOTA) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nearly 40 occupational therapy practitioners, researchers and students with experience and/or in-depth knowledge of justice-based occupational therapy practice participated. In May of the same year, we held our second meeting with an international group at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. We look forward to continuing these meetings at future conferences in order to create and implement an agenda towards supporting occupational therapy in this area of practice.

Meet Our Team

  • Lisa Jaegers, Ph.D., OTR/L
    Saint Louis University, JBOT Organizer
  • Cynthia Ballentine, MSOT, OTR/L
    St. Louis Community College
  • Karen F. Barney, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
    Saint Louis University
  • Crystal Dieleman PhD, OT Reg(NS)
    Dalhousie University
  • Mary Beth Dillon, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
    The University of Findlay
  • Christine Haworth, M.A., OTR/L
    Occupational Therapy Training Program - San Francisco
  • Jaime Muñoz, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
    Duquesne University
  • Halley Read, MOT, OTR/L, QMHP
    Pacific University
  • Sandra Rogers, PhD, OTR/L
    Rutgers
  • Chi-Kwan Shea, Ph.D., OTR/L
    Samuel Merritt University
  • Selena Washington, Ph.D., MSPH, OTR/L
    Saint Louis University
  • John A. White, Jr., Ph.D., FAOTA, OTR/L
    Pacific University

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