Patricia O'Brien

Associate Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

Patricia O'Brien, M.S.W., PhD has worked with women affected by domestic violence and criminalization. Her scholarship has focused on the needs and strengths of women exiting prison as they work to reconstruct their lives after incarceration. She is interested in co-constructing new avenues for abolishing prison as a mechanism of punishment and community accountability.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago