Center for Health Justice empowers people affected by incarceration to make healthier choices and advocates for the elimination of disparities between prisoner health and public health.
Prisoner Condom Access Program
Call: 213.229.0979 collect Center for Health Justice has a free national prisoner HIV prevention & treatment hotline service that accepts collect calls from inmates during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 to 3pm).
CHJ's new substance abuse education program, "Keeping it Real" will provide critical HIV and substance abuse education through a rotating series of six workshops in jail units that house self-identified gay men (the "K6G Unit" of Men's Central Jail) and women who are housed at the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF).
CHJ's Women's Peer Education Program (WPEP), our first treatment-focused intervention with positive women, will meet the unmet education and healthcare access needs of HIV+ and at-risk women in the L.A. County Jail. The goal of WPEP is to educate and empower HIV+ women to stay healthy and advocate for their own healthcare, both during incarceration and after release.
Date: July 14, 2012
From Our Executive Director:
I am pleased to announce at today’s Board meeting Derrick Everett, JD, was elected President of our Board. Derrick is a lawyer and Associate at the Raben Group. Roel Garcia of the Sherriff’s Department and MCJ was elected Vice President. Roel has worked closely with us for the last two years. Kerry Fergusson of ViiV will continue as our Secretary, and Harlan Levinson, CPA will continue as our Treasurer. We appreciate Kerry and Harlan’s continued commitment. Natalee Ellars President of our Board for the last two years deserves special recognition. She has been a hard worker for Health Justice during an especially challenging time. Her leadership, dedication, and warm and engaging personality helped focus our agency on what is really important, the people we serve. She will continue on the Board as Immediate Past-President.