Interim Director, Research Assistant Professor
Kort received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Utah in 2004. Since that time, he has worked as a statistical analyst and program evaluation specialist in medical and human behavior research, participating in the design, analysis and reporting for numerous research projects. Special interest areas include: longitudinal mixed models and generalized mixed models.
Associate Director, Senior Research Analyst
Erin received her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Weber State University and has conducted criminal justice research in Utah for over a decade. Her primary research interests are in the areas of offender reentry, alternatives to incarceration, and problem-solving courts.
Lead Senior Research Analyst
Christian received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and is currently working on her dissertation, which is on offender reentry and desistance theory. Her primary interests are in the areas offender reentry, correctional program evaluation, and homelessness.
Senior Research Analyst
Derek is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. His dissertation examines the topic of juvenile Disproportionate Minority Contact in the context of secure confinement placement. He has served as research staff on several federal and state-funded research projects that include work with data and staff from law-enforcement agencies, juvenile courts, and correctional facilities. His primary research interests include: juvenile justice processing and policy; juvenile offending; and risk and need assessment instruments.
April received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Her primary research interests are in the areas of offender reentry, alternatives to incarceration, correctional program evaluation, sex offender treatment and public policy. She feels passionate about helping treatment programs succeed in reducing recidivism and promoting rehabilitation.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Allyn received an MSSW from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. They have conducted quantitative and qualitative research for various projects with the Center for Court Innovation in New York City, John Jay College, Columbia, and Rutgers University before joining the UCJC as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Subject areas of their research have included the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the effects of various problem-solving courts, sex offender recidivism, and resilience strategies among minor-attracted individuals, among others.
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