Juvenile Justice: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Office of Justice Programs,U.S. Department of Justice
The site features data, trends and reports on topics such as adjudication of juvenile cases, crime in schools, female juvenile delinquents, gangs, curfews, juvenile sex offenders and more.
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, National District Attorney's Association
The Center publishes updates on new legislation, case law and relevant news about criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions.
The report provides estimates of sexual victimization reported by youth in juvenile facilities by type of activity, including youth-on-youth sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct and level of coercion. The report includes an analysis of the experience of sexual victimization, characteristics of youth most at risk to victimization, the time and location of incidents, characteristics of perpetrators and the nature of the injuries.
David Altschuler Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist
Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Wyman Building, 3400 N. Charles St., Room 548
Baltimore, MD 21218
Altschuler’s work focuses on juvenile crime and justice system sanctioning, juvenile aftercare and parole, offender reentry, privatization in juvenile corrections, and drug involvement and crime among inner-city youth. He was director and co-principal investigator for a federally funded project that developed a model of intensive aftercare for high-risk juvenile parolees released from secure correctional facilities.
Lisa Amaya-Jackson Ph.D., Associate Director
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Duke University Medical School
Durham, NC 27710
919.682.1552, Ext. 253; firstname.lastname@example.org
Amaya-Jackson also is an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the medical school. Her research involves psychological trauma and exposure to violence -- particularly risk factors, protective factors and treatment effects. She's interested in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for children and adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder and related problems. The traumatic stress center, a joint program of Duke and UCLA, coordinates the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Craig Anderson Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of Violence
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University
W112 Lagomarcino Hall
Ames, IA 50011-3180
Anderson’s main research interests are in social and personality psychology, with a strong emphasis on cognitive psychology. His studies include depression, loneliness, shyness and aggression. Most of his current research focuses on aggression and its relationship to media violence, particularly that in movies and video games.
Troy Armstrong Ph.D., Director, Center for Delinquency and Crime Policy Studies, Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento
7750 College Town Drive, Suite 208
Sacramento, CA 95826
Armstrong directs the center, and he's co-principal investigator on the Intensive Juvenile Aftercare Project funded by federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It's a research-based approach to transitioning youth from confinement back into the community. Armstrong researches restitution and community service; intensive probation; and community-based alternatives to formal justice system processing.
Richard Barth Ph.D., Dean
School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore
525 W. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Barth's research interests include child abuse and neglect, foster care dynamics, adoption policy, shared family care, program evaluation and linkages between child welfare and juvenile justice services. He's the co-author of several books, including "Evidence for Child Welfare Policy Reform" (2005) and is co-principal investigator of the National Study of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. He has received numerous awards and was a senior Fulbright specialist in Australia in 2006.
Fred Berlin M.D., Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
104 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Berlin is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic and director of the National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma. In his clinical practice, Berlin specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adults and adolescents with psychosexual disorders including pedophilia, voyeurism and exhibitionism. He also treats patients suffering from sexual trauma. Berlin's published research has focused on reducing sexual offenses through cognitive-behavioral therapies and medication.
Donna Bishop Ph.D., Professor
College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
204 Churchill Hall
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Bishop specializes in juvenile justice policy and practice, including the transfer of juveniles to criminal courts; juvenile detention reform; assessment and treatment of juvenile offenders; and the role of race, gender and place in justice processing and outcomes.
Bruce Boyer, Director & Clinical Professor
Civitas ChildLaw Clinic, Loyola University
25 E. Pearson St., Room 1120
Chicago, IL 60611
Boyer directs the clinic, a pediatric law office in which Loyola students learn skills to represent children and advocate for clients. Boyer focuses primarily on child maltreatment issues and has represented clients in a wide range of proceedings, including child welfare, juvenile delinquency, special education and disability hearings. Boyer has litigated, taught, consulted and written extensively in the area of child abuse and neglect. He has been appointed to the new Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
Melissa J. Brymer, Program Director
Terrorism and Disaster Programs, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
310.235.2633 ext. 227; email@example.com
Brymer, a licensed clinical psychologist, oversees both the School Intervention Work Group and the TDB Task Forces of the NCTSN. Brymer carried out one of the first systematic school-wide psychological needs assessments conducted after a school shooting.
David Burton MSW, Assistant Professor
School for Social Work, Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Burton has studied sexual aggression for more than 15 years, primarily in children and adolescents. He researches the trauma and etiology of child, adolescent and adult sexual abusers, including effectiveness of treatment for adolescent sexual abusers. Since 2001, Burton has served on the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers' executive board and served as chair of ATSA's education and training committee.
Jeffrey Butts Ph.D., Executive Director
Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
555 West 57th Street, Suite 605
New York, NY 10019
Butts is a former Chapin Hall Research Fellow, and professor in the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Since 1991, he has managed more than $8 million of funded research, including projects on teen courts, juvenile drug courts, substance abuse treatment and juvenile court processing. He also directed the Urban Institute's Program on Youth Justice. Earlier, he was a researcher with the National Center for Juvenile Justice in Pittsburgh. For more information click here.
Michael Carlie Ph.D., Professor
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
Carlie is a specialist in criminology/criminal justice, focusing on corrections, law enforcement and juvenile delinquency -- particularly street gangs. He has been a consultant to police departments and to the Missouri and Indiana departments of corrections. Carlie is the author of "Into the Abyss: A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs" (self-published, 2002) and has taught for six years in a large state penitentiary.
Joetta L. Carr Ph.D., Professor
University Counseling & Testing Center, Western Michigan University
2513 Faunce Student Services Bldg.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Joetta L. Carr, Ph.D., is a professor at the University Counseling Center at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where she counsels students, conducts research and trains doctoral interns. She has published articles and book chapters in the areas of campus violence, risk factors for sexually aggressive college men, group treatment for rape survivors and support groups for Asian women students. Carr is currently working on a book about rape as a tool of terror. She is chair of both the mental health section of the American College Health Association and the Campus Violence Taskforce. Carr has a doctorate in psychology from Florida State University.
Stephen John Ceci Ph.D., Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
M Van Rensselaer Hall, Room G80
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ceci’s expertise is child witness research, particularly the accuracy of children's memory and courtroom testimony in regard to allegations of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. His studies of children's suggestibility detailed in his 1995 APA bestselling book, "Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony," have been cited by courts at all levels. In addition to conducting scientific research, Ceci prepares curriculum to assist judges in assessing children's competence; delivers workshops for judges, mental health and law enforcement professionals across the U.S. and Canada; and conducts translational research for the legal community on child witness issues.
Mark Chaffin, Director of Research
Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901, CHO 3B3406
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect conducts research in several areas related to child maltreatment. These include research on child abuse fatalities in Oklahoma, children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems and their caregivers, physically abusive parents and their children, drug effected infants and their mothers, Family Preservation and Family Support programs in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Children's Services programs statewide, and prevention of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children. Chaffin has studied children with sexual behavior problems for nearly 25 years.
Meda Chesney-Lind Ph.D., Professor of Women's Studies
Women's Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Chesney-Lind researches girls’ delinquency and women’s crime. She has studied women’s imprisonment; youth gangs; the sociology of gender with an emphasis on women and systems of social control; and the victimization of women and girls. Her recent books include “Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment” (New Press, 2002) and “Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and Hype” (Routledge, 2007).
Joseph Cocozza Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
345 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Cocozza is vice president for research with Policy Research Associates Inc. (PRA). He has worked on a number of projects, including a national survey of pre-trial forensic evaluations, a multi-site study of welfare reform and an assessment of comprehensive approaches to child and family services. Cocozza is director of the recently established National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, located within PRA, which promotes awareness of and develops programs regarding the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. Cocozza also directs a national study, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to determine the prevalence rates and mental health service needs of justice-involved youth. He has co-directed The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, focused on improving the systems responsible for people with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Cocozza also directs the coordinating center for the federally supported, nine-site Women and Violence Study.
Rebecca Collins Ph.D., Senior Behavioral Scientist; Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
1700 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
310.393.0411, Ext. 7247; firstname.lastname@example.org
Collins studies health risk behavior. She examines associations between exposure to sexual content on television and adolescent sexual attitudes and behavior, the effects of alcohol advertising on underage drinking and substance use and sexual risk behavior of young adults of people with HIV.
David Corwin M.D., Child Psychiatrist
Primary Children's Medical Center
University of Utah
100 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Dr. Corwin is board certified in psychiatry, child psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He directed a treatment program for sexually abused children and their families. He founded and chaired the Los Angeles Task Force on Interviewing Sexually Abused Children. He evaluates and reviews cases involving concerns about child sexual abuse, child custody and visitation, psychological trauma, and professional practice in these areas.
Delores E. Craig-Moreland Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Program, Wichita State University
311 Lindquist Hall
Wichita, KS 67260
Craig-Moreland researches juvenile justice, juvenile corrections and delinquency prevention. She has done various forms of applied research with the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority.
Angela Diaz M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Preventive Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
320 East 94th St., Second Floor
New York, NY 10128
Diaz is the program and research director of Mount Sinai's Adolescent Health Center. She is also director of Health Services for the Children’s Aid Society in New York City and is active in adolescent health advocacy and policy in the United States. Dr. Diaz's practice and policy work is focused on providing comprehensive mental and primary health services to trauma-affected adolescents. She has published numerous articles on topics such as child and adolescent sexual abuse, adolescents' access to health care and health services for immigrants.
Thomas Dishion Ph.D., Founder and Co-director
Child and Family Center, University of Oregon
195 West 12th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Dishion's interests include understanding the development of antisocial behavior and substance abuse in children and adolescents, as well as designing effective interventions and prevention programs. He is also a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. He has published a book for parents on family management, and two books for professionals working with troubled children and their families.
Kenneth A. Dodge Ph.D., Director
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
302 Towerview Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0545
Dodge, the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies, directs the center, which aims to solve problems facing children by bringing together policy makers, practitioners and scholars from many disciplines. It's addressing issues of early childhood adversity, education policy reform and youth violence and problem behaviors. Dodge was a principal investigator on the Fast Track project, a federally funded longitudinal study of youth from age 8 to young adulthood to identify early risk factors for adolescent disorders, particularly involvement in violence and antisocial behavior. His other interests include education policy, child maltreatment and the science of child and adolescent development.
Bernardine Dohrn, Director, Children & Family Justice Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University
Law Legal Clinic
375 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Dohrn is the center's founding director and a clinical associate professor of law. She teaches, lectures and writes about children's law and justice as well as the international human rights. Dohrn was a member of the Expert Work Group for the Adoption 2002 Project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Domestic Violence Child Abuse Working Group of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the steering committee of the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Committee. In the late 1960s, Dohrn was a member of the radical Weathermen group, which plotted against the U.S. government.
Steven Drizin, Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions; Associate Director, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
357 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Drizin teaches criminal law to first-year law students and supervises second- and third-year students in representing children and adolescents in the juvenile and criminal courts of Cook County, Ill. He has written numerous articles and op-ed pieces on juvenile justice-related matters, including false confessions, videotaping interrogations, the juvenile death penalty and the efficacy of prosecuting children as adults.
Felton Earls Ph.D., Professor of Human Behavior and Development
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health
1430 Massachusetts Ave., College House,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Among his work, Dr. Earls is the scientific co-director of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, a longitudinal interdisciplinary study aimed at understanding the causes and pathways of juvenile delinquency, adult crime, substance abuse and violence.
Delbert Elliott Ph.D., Director
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Delbert Elliott, Ph.D., is director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also is professor of sociology and director of the university’s Program on Problem Behavior. In 2001, Elliott was senior science editor for Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, and was presented the Public Health Service Medallion for Distinguished Service by then-U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. He has directed a series of longitudinal studies focusing on youth, delinquency and violence. He has published five books including “Violence in American Schools” (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and is editor of Blueprints for Violence Prevention, a series of monographs describing model violence, drug and delinquency prevention programs. Elliott is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology and was the society’s president from 1992 to 1993. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Pomona College, and master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Washington.
Martha Farrell Erickson Ph.D., Founder and Director
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program, University of Minnesota
University Gateway, Suite 270A
200 Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
A former senior fellow with and director of the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC), Erikson co-chairs the Presidential Initiative on Children, Youth & Families and spearheaded the development of the Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health. She was formerly the director of the Consortium. She also is adjunct professor in both the Institute of Child Development and the Department of Family Social Science. A developmental psychologist, she specializes in parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and community-based approaches to strengthen families.
Finn-Aage Esbensen Ph.D., E. Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Violence, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Missouri-St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Esbensen is the university's E. Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Violence. He is currently the Principal Investigator on two multi-site evaluations of school-based prevention programs.His research has covered a broad range of topics, and his methodologies have included participant observation in a county jail and a longitudinal national survey of adolescents.
Charles Patrick Ewing Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor, Vice Dean of Legal Skills, State University of New York at Buffalo
723 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ewing is the author of five books: "Fatal Families: The Dynamics of Intrafamilial Homicide"; "Kids Who Kill"; "When Children Kill: The Dynamics of Juvenile Homicide"; "Battered Women Who Kill"; and "Crisis Intervention as Psychotherapy". He is also author or co-author of approximately 60 other publications -- most of which deal with issues related to violent behavior, dangerousness and other issues in forensic psychology.
Jeffrey Fagan Ph.D., Professor of Law and Public Health; Director, Center for Crime, Community and Law, Columbia University School of Law
435 W. 116th St.
Room 634, Box D-18
New York, NY 10027
Fagan focuses his research and scholarship on crime, law and social policy. Currently, he's examining the jurisprudence of adolescent crime, social contagion theories of violence and error rates in capital punishment, among other topics. He is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology and serves as chair of its national policy committee. He's also on the National Research Council's committee on law and justice, the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice and the Russell Sage Foundation's incarceration working group. He was on the National Research Council panel on family violence interventions. A past editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Fagan serves on the editorial boards of several criminology and law journals. He wrote “Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice” (University of Chicago Press, 2000), which the Society for Research on Adolescence cited as a best book on social policy.
David Fassler M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
C/O Otter Creek Associates, 86 Lake St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Fassler, a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist and clinical director of Otter Creek Associates, researches child and adolescent mental health issues such as the effects of stress and trauma, divorce, depression and the use of psychotropic drugs. He is the co-author of several books, including: "Help Me, I'm Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression" (Penguin Books, 1997), "Coming to America: The Kids' Book About Immigration" (Waterford, 1993).
Barry Feld, Centennial Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
340 Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Feld teaches criminal procedure, juvenile law, torts, and education and law. In addition to his law degree, he holds a doctorate in sociology. He has written eight books and about 70 articles and book chapters on juvenile justice, focusing on serious young offenders, procedural justice in juvenile court, police interrogation of juveniles, youth sentencing policy and race. “Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court” (Oxford University Press, 1999) was named an outstanding book by the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Feld was a prosecutor in the Hennepin County (Minn.) Attorney’s Office and a co-reporter of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Juvenile Court Rules of Procedure Advisory Committee.
David Finkelhor Ph.D., Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center; Professor of Sociology, University of New Hampshire
20 College Rd., 126 Horton Social Sciences Center
Durham, NH 03824
Finkelhor researches child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence. He was one of the first people to develop estimates about the prevalence and characteristics of child sexual abuse. His recent work has focused on understanding how the nature and impact of crime and violence change as children mature.
James Alan Fox, The Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice, Professor of Law Policy and Society, Northeastern University
School of Criminal Justice, 400 CH
Boston, MA 02115
An expert on multiple murder, juvenile crime, school violence, workplace violence and capital punishment, Fox has written sixteen books, including "The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder," (Allyn & Bacon, 2004) and "Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder" (Sage Publications, 2005).
James Garbarino Ph.D., Maude C. Clark Chair in Humanistic Psychology; Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Road
628 Damen Hall
Chicago, IL 60626
Garbarino researches depression in children, child abuse, psychological maltreatment, community dimensions of child maltreatment and violence prevention.
Stephen Gavazzi, Professor, Family Science
College of Human Ecology, Ohio State University
171B Campbell, 1787 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Gavazzi established a research program that identifies the impact of family dynamics on adolescent development and problem behavior. He also created the Growing Up FAST Program, a family-based diversion initiative for use with juvenile offenders and their families. He's working on a Web-based instrument known as the Global Risk Assessment Device, designed to measure potential threats to the development of adolescents in the juvenile justice system. GRAD is being tested in three county juvenile courts in Ohio. Female offenders exhibited higher risk than male offenders in areas such as family and peer relations, physical health, mental health, traumatic events and accountability issues.
Philip Genty; Clinical Professor of Law
Columbia University School of Law
435 W. 116th St.
New York, NY 10027-7297
Genty serves on the advisory group of the Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners. He has consulted on legal resource materials for incarcerated parents and works with several organizations that assist women prisoners. His research and teaching interests involve prisoners' rights, family law, appellate advocacy and professional responsibility.
Thomas F. Geraghty, Director, Bluhm Legal Clinic; Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
357 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
The center provides opportunities for law students to represent children in juvenile court and conducts research on issues including: due process protection for children; police interrogations of children and false confessions; school disciplinary policies; the juvenile death penalty; the development of gender appropriate justice for girls; and community justice solutions.
Steven Gorelick Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies, Hunter College
365 Fifth Ave., Room 8201
New York, NY 10016
Gorelick is interim director of Hunter's M.F.A. program in integrated media arts. His major research interest is media coverage of crime and violence, especially the impact of high-profile acts of violence on communities, media institutions and the fabric of social life. Gorelick has written for numerous newspapers, plus the Journal of Crime and Delinquency, the Media Studies Journal of the Freedom Forum at Columbia University, and The Children's Beat: A Journal of Media Coverage. He's on the advisory council of the University of Washington's Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma.
Denise Gottfredson Ph.D., Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland, College Park
2220D LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Gottfredson studies delinquency and delinquency prevention, particularly the effects of school environments on youth behavior. She directs evaluations of Baltimore City’s Drug Treatment Court and the Maryland After School Opportunity Grant Fund Program. She is co-principal investigator on an evaluation of the Strengthening Washington, D.C., Families Program and directs a grant to increase the use of research-based prevention practices in Maryland.
Thomas Grisso Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychology, Director of Law-Psychiatry Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave. N.
Worcester, MA 01655
Grisso is a professor of psychiatry, director of the center's mental health and law core and coordinator of medical school's law-psychiatry program. His research interests include clinical forensic assessment in criminal and juvenile cases, developmental issues in juvenile law, mental health needs of young offenders, and risk of violence in adults and youths with mental disorders.
Hawkins is a professor of African-American studies, sociology and criminal justice. He conducts research on racial and ethnic differences in rates of criminal involvement and criminal justice system processing. Hawkins served on a National Academy of Sciences panel on juvenile crime and justice; he also edited “Our Children, Their Children: Confronting Race and Ethnic Differences in American Criminal Justice” (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
Hawkins researches the prevention and treatment of health and behavior problems among young people, including drug abuse, delinquency, risky sexual behavior, violence and school dropout. His "social development strategy" identifies risk and protective factors.
Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy, School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
3815 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6179
Kinnevy directs the Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy, which works to bring about positive social change by improving the way human services are developed, delivered and evaluated. Its research, planning and technical assistance focus on issues and systems affecting vulnerable populations, particularly children, while promoting social justice and social change. CRYSP has done a meta-analysis of empirical studies examining the effectiveness of juvenile correctional and treatment programs.
Aaron Kupchik Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice
University of Delaware
329 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Aaron Kupchik, Ph.D., conducts research comparing the processes and outcomes of prosecuting adolescents in juvenile and criminal courts. He recently completed his Ph.D. in sociology at New York University. With Jeffrey Fagan, he co-authored Punishment, Proportionality and Jurisdictional Transfer of Adolescent Offenders, a study of whether states have reduced juvenile crime by transferring more adolescent offenders to adult criminal courts.
1424 Madison St.
Grayson, GA 30017
Martinez has more than 40 years of experience in planning and managing programs serving youth and their families. He began consulting in 2003 to train agencies and states – such as Mississippi, Connecticut and Rhode Island – in improving services for at-risk youth. For the four previous years, he was commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice. There, he introduced a case management system that reduced detention populations and expanded community treatment programs. Earlier, Martinez directed Colorado’s Division of Youth. His Web site derives its name from the firm's approach: integrated comprehensive client assessment and planning.
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