The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

Covid-19 and Loneliness on Reentry: What Practitioners Need to Know   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Amy Jozan, Ph.D.

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Learning the basics of loneliness and social isolation
  • Learning re-affiliation motive (RAM) and other relevant theories of loneliness
  • Learn about loneliness implications on health and behavior in the forensic context
  • Implications for risk specific to reentry and loneliness during Covid-19
  • Learn strategies for successful intervention and management


Incarcerated individuals have a heightened risk of experiencing protracted loneliness positively correlated with prolonged mental and physical health challenges. Individuals experiencing reentry during the Covid-19 crisis may be subjected to compounded disadvantages related to perceived social isolation and difficulty in successful community adjustment. This webinar was developed with criminal justice and forensic practitioners in mind to elucidate the following key points for addressing loneliness in reentry during Covid-19.

Presenter Biography:

Amy Jozan is a graduate of Walden University's Ph.D. in forensic psychology program with a specialization in Legal Issues. Her dissertation research focus was a qualitative study on lengthy youth incarceration, loneliness, prosocial relationships, and recidivism. She has served as a legal and medical advocate for three years, resulting in promoting legislation for enhancing special needs children's legal rights. Research interest includes promoting the psychological well-being of forensically involved youth and enhancing services directed towards vulnerable forensic populations.

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