Stephen Phillippi has a 20-year history of developing, managing and providing direct care services along the full range of the Juvenile Justice System continuum of
care. This includes work with Juvenile Drug Court, Families In Need of Services, adolescent substance abuse treatment, community-based intervention, family-based intervention, school-based services, and mental health programming in the
community and juvenile correctional/ secure-care facilities. In his current role with the LSU Health Sciences CenterSchool of Public Health, Phillippi is a researcher and Project Director with the Institute for Public Health and Justice working on a MacArthur Foundation grant to assist in bringing evidence-based practices to local communities as part of their Louisiana Models for Change in Juvenile Justice initiative.
Phillippi is also the PI on a Tides Foundation grant to study the impact of alternative education interventions on youth, who are at higher risk of homelessness, suicide, violence, and school dropout due to their gender and/or sexual identity. In addition to these activities, Phillippi teaches, performs research, writes, consults, participates in a number of professional and public service boards, and maintains a small private clinical practice.