Wachino Testimony National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

Vikki Wachino's Written Testimony Before the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice
COCHS
In testimony before the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, Vikki Wachino, COCHS' CEO, described how people involved in the justice system, including correctional staff, face serious health risks from COVID-19. These risks are significant for minority groups, who are overrepresented in the justice system. Vikki proposed establishing Correctional Health Coordinators, adopting the Medicaid Reentry Act, and expanding access to community-based physical and behavioral health services.