Amy B. Smoyer, PhD

Prison Food, Incarcerated Lives, Health & Social Work

Community

support for INCARCERATED aND formerly incarcerated people

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Amy is an active member of New Haven's efforts to support formerly incarcerated people. She is a founding member of the Women's Resettlement Working Group and works on community efforts to increase access to social services. She also runs a weekly support group for HIV+ women incarcerated at CT's York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT.  Other collaborations include an occassional series of yoga classes for women in recovery in New Haven.

 

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outreach and assessment

As a social work researcher, Amy contributes to community assessment and program evaluation projects. For example, she  helped to evaluate a photovoice project with youth in Haiti and collaborated with a student to conduct a needs assessment of transgender women in New Haven.  At national and international conferences, Amy shares her research with community members, non-profit agencies, government organizations, and  academic researchers.