Dr. Emily Salisbury: Revealing the Facts, Women’s Risk Needs Assessment, and Working to Make an Impact with Women + Incarceration

Dr. Emily Salisbury

This week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast features Dr. Emily Salisbury, Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Utah, Director of Utah Criminal Justice Center, co-creator of Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA) system, and expert on women + incarceration. Dr. Salisbury shares her own life story, how she got into academia, how she became interested in women + incarceration, she talks about her research and findings, and so much more. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • ⁠Dr. Salisbury’s life story and how she got into academia;
  • How Dr. Salisbury became interested in the issue of incarceration; 
  • How Dr. Salisbury became one of the leading experts on women and incarceration;
  • About the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA) system and how is aiding incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women;
  • The reasons and statistics behind the rise in women and girls in jail and prison;
  • More about Dr. Salisbury’s research and findings;
  • And so much more.


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