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SEICHE Center for Health and Justice

The SEICHE Center for Health and Justice’s work focuses on the health-harming impacts of mass incarceration. The SEICHE Center identifies and applies strategies to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities impacted by mass incarceration both locally in Connecticut and globally. Named after a seiche wave, or an oscillating wave that erupts from stagnant water to cause huge disruptions in the status quo, the Center aims to bring about massive, structural changes to systems built upon and maintained by racism and other forms of oppression

The Center is composed of four primary areas, each of which is grounded and informed by those directly impacted by mass incarceration:

  1. Clinical care (Transitions Clinic)
  2. Research (Health Justice Lab)
  3. Education
  4. Legal scholarship and advocacy