Lisa Callahan

Senior Research Associate, Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Lisa Callahan, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Policy Research Associates, Inc. where she is involved in research, technical assistance and training. Currently, she is the lead for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Learning Collaboration on Competency to Stand Trial/Competency Restoration (CST/CR). This learning community involves working with six jurisdictions to develop and implement strategic plans to alleviate jail wait time and other critical issues related to CST/CR defendants. In addition to this work, Dr. Callahan has considerable experience providing trauma training and workshops for justice professionals, including treatment court staff and judges and recently published the report "Best Practices for Psychiatrists Working With Justice-Involved People in Community."