Help Wanted


PURPOSE: The purpose of this research study is to explore urban religious leaders’ efforts to address the consequences of mass incarceration/U.S. War on Drugs.

ELIGIBILITY: Pastors and religious leaders of urban congregations (fewer than 1500 members) willing to discuss their work to address the harms caused by mass incarceration in an in-depth interview expected to last approximately one hour.

BENEFITS: An opportunity to share the understudied narratives of urban religious leaders’ work and experiences in bringing about social change related to mass incarceration.

COMPENSATION: A cash stipend will be provided upon completion of the work.

CONTACT: For additional information please contact Donald L. Perryman, principal investigator at or 419-304.6590

This work is conducted under the leadership of Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, Dr. Philomena Essed and Dr. Harold Dean Trulear in partnership with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference.