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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, 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

Matejkowski, J., & Severson, M. (2020). Predictors of shared decision making with people who have a serious mental illness and who are under justice supervision in the community [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2020.101568
Han, W., Matejkowski, J., & Lee, S. (2020). Racial variation in mental health court experiences and the associations of these experiences with recidivism [Journal Articles]. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47(7), 808–828. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854820921886
Matejkowski, J., & Ostermann, M. (2020). The waiving of parole consideration by people with mental illness who are incarcerated and recidivism outcomes [Journal Articles]. Criminal Justice and Behavior. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854820972162
Robertson, A. D., Crowl, A. N., Matejkowski, J., Levy, M., Boyd, C., Barnes, J., & S Shrader. (2020). Use of a warm handoff interprofessional simulation to model asynchronous and patient-centered teamwork [Journal Articles]. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Accepted/In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2020.100410
Matejkowski, J., Han, W., & Conrad, A. (2020). Voluntariness of treatment, mental health service utilization, and quality of life among mental health court participants [Journal Articles]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26(2), 185–197. https://doi.org/10.1037/law0000227
Matejkowski, J. (2019). Mental health courts [Book Chapters]. In B. M. Huebner (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780195396607-0271
Matejkowski, J., & Conrad, A. (2019). Minor criminal risk factors [Book Chapters]. In R. D. Morgan (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology. Sage. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Population Health Management, 21(3), 235–244. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(5), 612–627. https://doi.org/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? [Journal Articles]. Law and Human Behavior, 41(1), 68–79. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Community Mental Health Journal, 53(1), 8–14. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Psychiatric Quarterly, 88, 185–198. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. The Prison Journal, 97(2), 202–223. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Psychiatric Services, 67(10), 1149–1151. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500381
Matejkowski, J. (2016). Towards effective policymaking aimed at reducing gun violence [Book Reviews Towards effective policymaking aimed at reducing gun violence]. PsycCRITIQUES, 91(19), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0040301
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 Articles]. Journal Of Offender Rehabilitation, 54(7), 520–537. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2015.1076106
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 [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 36(1), 13–27. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Law and Human Behavior, 39(1), 75–86. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000094
Lee, S., & Matejkowski, J. (2015). Associations between comorbid health conditions and the use of mental health services among adults with bipolar disorder [Journal Articles]. Social Work in Health Care, 55(1), 28–40. https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2015.1107016
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 [Journal Articles]. Psychiatry Research, 220(1–2), 549–555. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.072
Choi, S., Lee, S., & Matejkowski, J. (2014). The relationships among depression, physical health conditions and healthcare expenditures for younger and older Americans [Journal Articles]. Journal of Mental Health, 23(3), 140–145. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2014.910643
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 [Journal Articles]. Addiction, 109(9), 1426–1436. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12589
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 [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25, 362–369. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2014.909868
Matejkowski, J., Lee, S., & Han, W. (2014). The association between criminal history and mental health service use among people with serious mental illness [Journal Articles]. Psychiatric Quarterly, 85(1), 9–24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-013-9266-2
Matejkowski, J., Johnson, T., & Severson, M. (2014). Prison Social Work [Book Chapters]. In Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1002
Ostermann, M., & Matejkowski, J. (2014). Exploring the intersection of mental health and release status on recidivism [Journal Articles]. Justice Quarterly, 31(4), 746–766. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2012.677465
Matejkowski, J. (2014). Reduce the high rates of mental illness in our nation’s jails and prisons [Other]. In AASWSW Grand Challenge Submissions. AASWSW. http://aaswsw.org/category/proposed-grand-challenge-submissions/
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 [Journal Articles]. Justice Research and Policy, 15(2), 1–20. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Psychiatry Research, 210, 315–322. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40, 469–475. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36, 264–272. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 39, 406–418. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-011-0366-8
Matejkowski, J., Cullen, S., & Solomon, P. (2011). Comment on the association of stigma with violence [Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.)]. In American Journal of Psychiatry (Vol. 168, p. 749). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.11030412
Matejkowski, J. (2011). Exploring the moderating effects of mental illness on parole release decisions [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. Homicide Studies, 15, 291–311. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 34, 269–274. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 29, 528–553. https://doi.org/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 Articles]. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2, 11–15. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150131910383580
Matejkowski, J., McCarthy, K., & Draine, J. (2011). Personal norm of reciprocity among mental health service users: Conceptual development and measurement [Journal Articles]. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 208–219. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 38, 51–67. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37, 443–460. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 37, 1005–1029. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854810372898
Stanhope, V., & Matejkowski, J. (2010). Understanding the role of individual consumer-provider relationships within assertive community treatment [Journal Articles]. Community Mental Health Journal, 46, 309–318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-009-9219-2
Matejkowski, J., & Draine, J. (2009). Investigating the impact of Housing First on ACT fidelity [Journal Articles]. Community Mental Health Journal, 45, 6–11. https://doi.org/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 Articles]. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 36, 74–86.

Selected Grants

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program. Health Resources & Services Administration. $1863200.00. Submitted 6/12/2017 (9/1/2017 - 8/31/2021). Federal. Status: Funded
AID Evaluation $199,000 Award Total. US Dept of Justice, Douglas County Sheriff's Office. $34296.00 ($199,000 Total Award). Submitted 4/13/2015 (1/1/2016 - 9/30/2017). Federal. Status: Funded
Douglas County Criminal Justice-Related Activities. Douglas Co 7th Judicial. $65692.00. Submitted 4/21/2016 (8/1/2016 - 9/30/2017). 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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