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Jason Creed Matejkowski

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 201


Academic Areas

Policies and services involving adults with mental illness who are involved with the criminal justice system or who are homeless.


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methods
  • Psychopathology

Research Interests

  • Mental illness
  • Criminal justice
  • Community corrections
  • Community integration
  • Homelessness

Selected Publications

Han, W. Matejkowski, J. & Lee, S. (in press). Racial variation in mental health court experiences and the associations of these experiences with recidivism. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Matejkowski, J. Han, W. & Conrad, A. (in press). Voluntariness of treatment, mental health service utilization, and quality of life among mental health court participants. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law,(online first). DOI:10.1037/law0000227

Matejkowski, J. (2019). Mental health courts. In B. M Huebner (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. Oxford. DOI:10.1093/OBO/9780195396607-0271

Matejkowski, J. & Conrad, A. (2019). Minor criminal risk factors. In R. D Morgan (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology. Sage. DOI:10.4135/9781483392240.n290

Choi, S. Lee, S. & Matejkowski, J. (2018). The effects of state Medicaid expansion on low-income individuals’ access to health care: Multilevel modeling. Population Health Management, 21(3), 235-244. DOI:10.1089/pop.2017.0104

Matejkowski, J. Lee, S. & Severson, M. (2018). Validation of a tool to measure attitudes among community corrections officers toward shared decision making with formerly incarcerated persons with mental illness. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(5), 612-627. DOI:10.1177/0093854818761991

Matejkowski, J. Conrad, A. & Ostermann, M. (2017). Does early onset of criminal behavior differentiate for whom serious mental illness has a direct or indirect effect on recidivism? Law and Human Behavior, 41(1), 68-79. DOI:10.1037/lhb0000231

Lee, S. Matejkowski, J. & Han, W. (2017). Racial-ethnic variation in mental health service utilization among people with a major affective disorder and a criminal history. Community Mental Health Journal, 53(1), 8-14. DOI:10.1007/s10597-015-9899-8

Nam, E. Matejkowski, J. & Lee, S. (2017). Racial/ethnic differences in contemporaneous use of mental health and substance use treatment among individuals experiencing both mental illness and substance use disorders. Psychiatric Quarterly, 88, 185-198. DOI:10.1007/s11126-016-9444-0

Matejkowski, J. (2017). The moderating effects of antisocial personality disorder on the relationship between serious mental illness and types of prison infractions. The Prison Journal, 97(2), 202-223. DOI:10.1177/0032885517692804

Nam, E. Matejkowski, J. & Lee, S. (2016). Criminal justice contact and treatment utilization among people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Psychiatric Services, 67(10), 1149-1151. DOI:10.1176/appi.ps.201500381

Matejkowski, J. (2016). Towards effective policymaking aimed at reducing gun violence [Review of the book Gun violence and mental illness, Edited by Liza H. Gold and Robert I. Simon]. PsycCRITIQUES, 91(19), Article 2. DOI:10.1037/a0040301

Lee, S. & Matejkowski, J. (2015). Associations between comorbid health conditions and the use of mental health services among adults with bipolar disorder. Social Work in Health Care, 55(1), 28-40. DOI:10.1080/00981389.2015.1107016

Matejkowski, J. Dugosh, K. L., Clements, N. & Festinger, D. (2015). Development and pilot testing of an online training to raise awareness among criminal justice professionals of medications to treat opioid addiction. The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 36(1), 13-27. DOI:10.1002/j.2161-1874.2015.00032.x

Matejkowski, J. & Ostermann, M. (2015). Serious mental illness, criminal risk factors, recidivism and parole supervision: Testing of conditional effects. Law and Human Behavior, 39(1), 75-86. DOI:10.1037/lhb0000094

Matejkowski, J. Severson, M. & Manthey, T. J. (2015). Strategies for post-release supervision of individuals with serious mental illness: Comparing specialized community corrections officers to those not serving on a specialized team. Journal Of Offender Rehabilitation, 54(7), 520-537. DOI:10.1080/10509674.2015.1076106

Ostermann, M. & Matejkowski, J. (2014). Exploring the intersection of mental health and release status on recidivism. Justice Quarterly, 31(4), 746-766. DOI:10.1080/07418825.2012.677465

Matejkowski, J. Farfax-Colombo, J. Cullen, S. Marcus, S. & Solomon, P. (2014). Exploring the potential of stricter gun restrictions for people with serious mental illness to reduce homicide in the United States. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25, 362-369. DOI:10.1080/14789949.2014.909868

Matejkowski, J. Johnson, T. & Severson, M. (2014). Prison Social Work. In . (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. Oxford. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1002

Benishek, L. Kirby, K. Dugosh, K. Matejkowski, J. Seymour, B. Clements, N. & Festinger, D. (2014). Prize-based contingency management for the treatment of substance abusers: A meta-analysis. Addiction, 109(9), 1426-1436. DOI:10.1111/add.12589

Henwood, B. Matejkowski, J. Stefancic, A. & Lukens, J. (2014). Quality of life after housing first for adults with serious mental illness who have experienced chronic homelessness. Psychiatry Research, 220(1-2), 549-555. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.072

Matejkowski, J. (2014). Reduce the high rates of mental illness in our nation's jails and prisons. AASWSW Grand Challenge Submissions. AASWSW. http://aaswsw.org/category/proposed-grand-challenge-submissions/

Matejkowski, J. Lee, S. & Han, W. (2014). The association between criminal history and mental health service use among people with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Quarterly, 85(1), 9-24. DOI:10.1007/s11126-013-9266-2

Choi, S. Lee, S. & Matejkowski, J. (2014). The relationships among depression, physical health conditions and healthcare expenditures for younger and older Americans. Journal of Mental Health, 23(3), 140-145. DOI:10.3109/09638237.2014.910643

Ostermann, M. Miller, J. & Matejkowski, J. (2013). Are 'parole failures' parolees when they fail? Incorporating supervision terms and the timing of arrest events into parolee. Justice Research and Policy, 15(2), 1-20. DOI:10.3818/JRP.15.2.2013. 1

Lee, S. Choi, S. & Matejkowski, J. (2013). Comparison of major depressive disorder onset among foreign-born Asian Americans: Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese ethnic groups. Psychiatry Research, 210, 315-322. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.03.030

Matejkowski, J. Lee, S. Henwood, B. Lukens, J. & Weinstein, L. (2013). Perceptions of health intervene in the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and quality of life for individuals in supportive housing. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40, 469-475. DOI:10.1007/s11414-013-9346-y

Casares-López, M. J., González-Menéndez, A. Festinger, D. Fernández-García, P. Fernández-Hermida, J. R., Secades, R. & Matejkowski, J. (2013). Predictors of retention in a drug-free unit/substance abuse treatment program in prison. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36, 264-272. DOI:10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.04.003

Lee, S. & Matejkowski, J. (2012). Mental health service utilization among noncitizens in the United States: Findings from the National Latino and Asian American Study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research,(39), 406-418. DOI:10.1007/s10488-011-0366-8

Matejkowski, J. Cullen, S. & Solomon, P. (2011). Comment on the association of stigma with violence. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 749. DOI:10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.11030412

Matejkowski, J. (2011). Exploring the moderating effects of mental illness on parole release decisions. Federal Probation, 75, 19-26.

Thomas, K. Dichter, M. & Matejkowski, J. (2011). Intimate vs. non-intimate partner murder: A comparison of offender and situational characteristics. Homicide Studies, 15, 291-311. DOI:10.1177/1088767911417803

Matejkowski, J. Festinger, D. Benishek, L. & Dugosh, K. (2011). Matching consequences to behavior: Implications of failing to distinguish between noncompliance and nonresponsivity. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 34, 269-274. DOI:10.1016/j.ijlp.2011.07.005

Matejkowski, J. Draine, J. Solomon, P. & Salzer, M. (2011). Mental illness, criminal risk factors and parole release decisions. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 29, 528-553. DOI:10.1002/bsl.991

Weinstein, L. Henwood, B. Matejkowski, J. & Santana, A. (2011). Moving from street to home: Health status of entrants to a Housing First program. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2, 11-15. DOI:10.1177/2150131910383580

Matejkowski, J. McCarthy, K. & Draine, J. (2011). Personal norm of reciprocity among mental health service users: Conceptual development and measurement. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 208-219. DOI:10.2975/34.3.2011.202.213

Wong, Y. I., Matejkowski, J. & Lee, S. (2011). Social integration of people with serious mental illness: Network transactions and satisfaction. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 38, 51-67. DOI:10.1007/s11414-009-9203-1

Cullen, S. Matejkowski, J. & Solomon, P. (2010). Maternal mental health and pediatric health care use among Medicaid and SCHIP recipients. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37, 443-460. DOI:10.1007/s11414-009-9181-3

Matejkowski, J. Caplan, J. & Cullen, S. (2010). The impact of severe mental illness on parole decisions: Social integration within a prison setting. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 37, 1005-1029. DOI:10.1177/0093854810372898

Stanhope, V. & Matejkowski, J. (2010). Understanding the role of individual consumer-provider relationships within assertive community treatment. Community Mental Health Journal, 46, 309-318. DOI:10.1007/s10597-009-9219-2

Matejkowski, J. & Draine, J. (2009). Investigating the impact of Housing First on ACT fidelity. Community Mental Health Journal, 45, 6-11. DOI:10.1007/s10597-008-9152-9

Matejkowski, J. Cullen, S. & Solomon, P. (2008). Characteristics of persons with severe mental illness who have been incarcerated for murder. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 36, 74-86.

Selected Grants

Matejkowski, Jason, (Co-Principal), Levy, Michelle, (Principal), Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, Health Resources & Services Administration, $1,863,200, Submitted 06/12/2017 (09/01/2017 - 08/31/2021). Federal. Status: Funded.

Matejkowski, Jason, (Principal), Severson, Margaret Egenberger, (Co-Principal), AID Evaluation$199,000 Award Total, US Dept of Justice, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, $34,296 ({ }), Submitted 04/13/2015 (01/01/2016 - 09/30/2017). Federal. Status: Funded.

Matejkowski, Jason, (Principal), Severson, Margaret, (Co-Principal), Douglas County Criminal Justice-Related Activities, Douglas Co 7th Judicial, $65,692, Submitted 04/21/2016 (08/01/2016 - 09/30/2017). Local Government. Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Gene A. and Gretchen Budig Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare

Finalist for the H.O.P.E. (Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator) Award
University of Kansas

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