- BSW, Morgan State University, 2014
- MSW, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2015
Oluwayomi (Yomi) Paseda, is a Licensed Social Worker working towards her Clinical Social Work Licensure. Yomi’s passion for connecting under-served populations with quality service was born through her undergraduate experience and coursework. Prior to entering the PHD program, she’s acquired experience working in the mental health field with adults in outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment settings; as well as providing social and mental health services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. These experiences have strongly influenced her research interests which includes mental health services, criminal justice reform and reintegration. As a doctoral student, she seeks to study service utilization and access to treatment among individuals with and without mental illnesses involved in the criminal justice system. Yomi aspires to become a researcher, consultant, advocate and educator in her area of expertise.
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criminal justice reform, mental health service, correctional mental health, prison reform, returning citizens, reintegration, reducing recidivism