HIV in Correctional Facilities

New Prison Prevention Program means new jobs for the North Country
ACR Health has launched a new Criminal Justice Initiative, funded with $306,205 state and federal dollars, to provide comprehensive HIV, STD, and Hepatitis prevention programs for inmates.  When fully staffed, the CJI will have created six news jobs, with four of them located in the North Country. 
The program teaches individual and skills building group prevention services to individuals housed in eight New York State Department of Corrections facilities in the Watertown and Elmira HUBS. 



Dale CJI Coordinator Dale Woolson leads a team of CJI staff in the Elmira hub and three CJI educators at the Watertown hub.  Ms. Woolson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a degree in Social Work.  The CJI program teaches individual and skills building group prevention services to individuals housed in eight New York State Department of Corrections facilities in the Watertown and Elmira HUBS.

Fact:

African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to report having been tested for HIV than whites.