We use research to improve systems for children and families.


About Us

The Community Research Group is the research and action laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Woolard. Located in the Psychology Department and Georgetown University, our group hosts a variety of research projects that focus on the ways that individuals and families interact with systems in communities.  Our Center for Research on Adolescence, Women, and the Law specifically concentrates on systems of care and control - that is, how teens and their parents work with the juvenile and criminal justice systems and schools, among others. 

May I warn you against doing good to people, and trying to make others good by law? One does good, if at all, with people, not to people.
— Jane Addams