Nicole Gilbert

Nicole Gilbert

Project Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Nicole Gilbert


Nicole joined the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice in 2019 after spending several years providing clinical services to people impacted by the criminal/legal system, homelessness, or who had mental health or substance use disorders. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies from Wayne State University. Her dedication to improving the criminal/legal system stems from her experience with the Inside Out Prison Exchange program as an undergraduate student. Throughout her career, Nicole has been committed to working with people involved in the criminal/legal system in a non-punitive way and is guided by the knowledge and experiences she has acquired while working with state and federal re-entry programs, non-profit human service agencies, substance use treatment facilities, and community-based research centers.


Nicole serves as a Program Coordinator for the Opioid Treatment Ecosystem, an initiative to expand access to treatment for opioid use disorder for people impacted by the criminal/legal system. She facilitates ongoing collaboration among behavioral health and medical providers, corrections staff, first responders, and other community stakeholders. In her role, Nicole conducts community needs assessments, maps complex cross-systems processes, identifies gaps in services, develops data-driven reports and presentations, and provides technical assistance and consultation to support the implementation of evidence-based programs.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, Wayne State University
  • MSW, Wayne State University
  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Michigan – Dearborn


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