The Shades of Justice: Blue, Brown, Black, and Green
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Expires on May 10, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

The presentation will briefly explore the laws and societal movements that led to America’s status as the world’s number one jailer. The webinar will describe the racial, gender and health care disparities within correctional facilities and the policies and politics that reinforce them. Finally, the presentation will explore barriers to successful community reentry.


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity.

This presentation was recorded on April 29, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the overrepresentation of minorities involved with the criminal justice systems and individuals living with mental health disorders.   
  • Assess polices that demonstrate how we undervalue individuals involved with the criminal justice system 
  • Mitigate the barriers to reentry and the social determinants of health and stigma. 

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Medical students and other mental health professionals 

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: May 10, 2022 
Program End Date: May 10, 2025 

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.  

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. 


  • Dionne Hart, MD is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine practicing in Illinois and Minnesota. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. In 2014, Dr. Hart was named Minnesota Psychiatrist of the Year. In 2017, Dr. Hart received the National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. Dr. Hart holds local, state, and national positions in organized medicine. Dr. Hart was the inaugural chair of the AMA’s Minority Affairs Section. Dr. Hart is an APA delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, President of the Minnesota Association of African American Physicians, Region 4 chairperson of the National Medical Association, and the AMA liaison to the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Board of Representatives. In 2020, Minnesota Physician journal named her one of the 100 most influential health care leaders in Minnesota. Dr. Hart has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  


  • Regina James, M.D., APA Chief of Diversity and Health Equity ,American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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