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Creasie Finney Hairston

Dean, Professor of Social Work
Director, Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research
BS, Bluefield State College
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Email: cfh@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 996-3219
Room: 4010, ETMSW

Creasie Finney Hairston

Professional Interests 

  • Social work, families and the criminal justice system
  • Higher education administration and leadership
  • Social policies, social programs and social justice 

Current Research

  • Impact of incarceration and community reentry on families and children
  • Social welfare policies and services for aging populations

Select Recent Publications

"Editors Note: Women Prosoners' Community Rentry and Reintegration." Journal of Offenter Rehabilitation, 53, 2014.

"Foreword." In J.M. Eddy & J. Poehlmann (Eds.), Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners (pp. xiii - xvi). Washington , D.C: The Urban Institute Press, 2010.

"Introduction." Special Issue: Children of Incarcerated Parents. Scholar & Feminist Online, 8 (2) (2010).

Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2009). Kinship Care When Parents are Incarcerated: What We Know, What We Can Do.  Baltimore , MD.

"Children with Parents in Prison: Child Welfare Matters." CW360° , 1 (2008).

Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2007). Focus on Children with Incarcerated Parents: An Overview of the Research Literature.   Baltimore , MD.

"The National Network for Social Work Managers: Advancing Management Excellence through Education." Administration in Social Work, 31 (4) (2007).

Domestic Violence and Prisoner Reentry: Experiences of African American Men and Women. New York: Vera Institute of Justice, 2006. W. Oliver, co-author.

"Women's Experiences with Men's Incarceration and Reentry." Women, Girls, & Criminal Justice, 7 (5) (2006).  W. Oliver, co-author.

"Prisoner Reentry: Social Capital and Family Connections." In R. Immarigeon (Ed.), Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System: Policy Issues and Practice Strategies. Kingston: Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2006. J. Rollin, co-author.

Current Affiliations & Associations 

Editor, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Treatment altenatives for Safe Communities, Board of Directors
African American Family Research Institute, Board of Directors

Sponsored Projects

Case Management Services for Elderly Persons, Illinois Department on Aging
Transitioning from Nursing Homes to Community Living, Illinois Division of Mental Health