Peer mentorship programs vital for supporting women leaving prison

February 19, 2020

International Research Roundtable grant recipient Ruth Martin was cited concerning the importance of access to healthcare upon release from prison. Martin was the senior author on a study concerning health mentorship programs for women released from prison.  The study examined the effectiveness of Unlocking the Gates, a University of British Columbia-based peer-mentorship program founded in 2012 that supports women in the first three days following prison release. 

Martin’s Research Roundtable was entitled Beyond Borders and Walls: Collaborating for Change in International Prison Health Research. The roundtable focused on collaborative solutions to systemic issues face by individuals with incarceration experience.