Expert Available to Comment on Need for Domestic Violence Related Support Surrounding Release from Incarceration

Date : 26/03/2020 @ 15:55
Source : PR Newswire (US)

Expert Available to Comment on Need for Domestic Violence Related Support Surrounding Release from Incarceration

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasseli McKay, MPH, a social science researcher at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is available to comment on the need for more domestic violence services when individuals are released from incarceration.

Experts across the nation are calling for a release of inmates in hopes of avoiding a COVID-19 outbreak in prison systems. Findings from a recent study by McKay of nearly 170 participants evaluated instances of domestic violence by interviewing men and women around the time of a male partner's return from prison. Half of the participants reported physical violence during the first six months after the male partner's return from prison.

With more than a decade of experience, her research examines intimate partner violence in marginalized communities, couple and family relationships in the context of justice system involvement, and strategies for improving health coverage and access to care among justice-involved persons.

To request an interview, contact the RTI Newsroom at

About RTI International
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach — one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities and businesses around the world. For more information, visit

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