The Criminal Legal System as a Social Determinant of Addiction


On May 24, 2022, AIR will present the Criminal Legal System as a Social Determinant of Addiction, the fourth webinar in a series from the AIR Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES).

The webinar will focus on effective drug policy, the collateral consequences of punitive criminal legal approaches for people who use drugs, strategies to assist returning citizens, and the approach that one state is taking to reverse the harms of the war on drugs and restore communities.

The series, Social Determinants of Addiction: The 4Ps—People, Policy, Programs, and Practice, features experts in the addiction field and focuses on specific social determinants of health and their relationship to substance use disorder and overdose. Each webinar in the series highlights perspectives from experts in policy, practice, programs, and people to support a more holistic response to the overdose epidemic and to examine the interactions between social structures and the people they are designed to support.

Through these connections, we hope to elevate work that is driven by respect and humility, builds community capacity and sustainable relationships, empowers those whose lives are impacted by that work, improves health, and restores justice.

Join us for what we expect to be an engaging conversation.



Amanda Latimore

Amanda Latimore, Ph.D.

Director, AIR CARES
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health



Scott Burris

Scott Burris, J.D.

Professor of Law
Director of Center for Public Health
Temple University

Antoin Quarles

Antoin Quarles

Helping Oppressed People Excel (HOPE)


Alejandro Reygoza

Alejandro Raygoza, M.A.

Grant Specialist and Program Lead
California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Event Information

May 24, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM