Meaghan Dupuis, MA, LMHC, is Co-Director of the Research, Evaluation, and Policy Division in the CoE. She is the Executive Director of Justice & Health Equity in Commonwealth Medicine at UMass Chan. Ms. Dupuis is a mental health clinician with more than 15 years of clinical experience within the correctional health care field and currently works with the JHE Program as the Executive Director. She oversees the day-to-day operations and administrative practices for CWM Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) contracts and directs operations for the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) and its Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health. Ms. Dupuis has led the training efforts of Navigators for the Behavioral Health Justice Involved (BH-JI) Initiative to ensure proper competency levels in working with a diverse and underserved population. Her focus in trainings is ensuring individuals can understand the significance of approaching their work in a culturally competent manner. She has led various trainings for state and private agencies on working with those who have acute behavioral health needs and have been justice-involved. Ms. Dupuis is currently involved in several projects to establish specialized behavioral health services for justice-involved Massachusetts Medicaid members with serious mental health and addiction needs, with goals of saving lives, increasing engagement in treatment, and reducing recidivism. Ms. Dupuis previously worked in the Massachusetts DOC as a contractor in clinical and administration roles to ensure that staff were following policy and procedures, appropriately trained, and working ethically with the inmates they serve. Throughout her work within the DOC, Ms. Dupuis had many years working with de-escalation and crisis interventions for those who were at risk.
Meaghan Dupuis, MA, LMHC
Research, Evaluation & Policy Division Co-Director