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!