Jennifer Woolard

Associate Professor of Psychology Georgetown University

306H White Gravenor/Dept. of Psychology Georgetown University
3700 O St. NW
Washington, DC 20057

v. 202.687.9258  f. 202.687.6050

jlw47@georgetown.edu

www.communityresearch.us.org Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA — Ph.D. Community and Developmental Psychology, 1998 University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA — M.A. Community Psychology, 1994
University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA — B.A. Highest Distinction in Sociology, Psychology, 1989 Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University — 2009 - present Interim Director of Research, Center for Social Justice Teaching, Research, & Service

Georgetown University — 2012-2013
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University — 2002 - 2009
Director, Institute for Crime, Justice, & Policy Research, University of Florida — 2000-2002 Assistant Professor of Criminology and Psychology, Center for Studies in Criminology and Law

University of Florida — 1998-2002

 

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Awards and Honors

Member, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice — 1996-2006

College of Liberal Arts & SciencesTeacher of theYear Award, University of Florida — 2001
3rd place Outstanding Dissertation Award,American Psychology-Law Society — 1998
Becky Boone Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Virginia Psychology Department — 1995 Distinguished Teaching Fellow, University of Virginia Psychology Department — 1995

External Grants and Contracts

“Parental Perspectives on District of Columbia Public Schools Policy.” J. Woolard (P.I.) from the Society for Community Research and Action Mini-Grant Program ($1,100 direct costs) — 2013

“Waiver of Counsel in Juvenile Court.” J. Woolard (P.I.), K. Larson and T. Grisso (Co-P.I.), from the National Institute of Justice ($509,000 total costs). 2013-2015

“Doctoral Dissertation Research: Relationship Quality in Juvenile Probation: Implications on Case Decision- Making and Outcomes” J.Woolard, (P.I.) on behalf of Sarah Vidal ($23,500 direct costs). 2012-2014

“Evaluation of City Lights Public Charter School.” J. Woolard (P.I.), from the City Lights Public Charter School ($73,429 direct costs). 2007-2010

“Culpability Study.” J.Woolard (P.I.) from the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice ($144,000 direct costs). 2003-2008

“Attorney-Parent Study.” J.Woolard (P.I.) from the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice ($85,000 direct costs). 2003-2008

“Justice for Juveniles: The Effectiveness of Sanction and Inter vention.” J. Woolard (P.I.), L. Lanza-Kaduce (Co-P.I.) from Founders Trust Foundation through the Association of Private Correctional and Treatment Organizations ($124,000 direct costs). 2001-2003

“National Middle School Survey: School Violence and Beliefs about Self, Others, and the Future.” S. Miller (P.I.), J. Woolard (Co-P.I.), M. Fondacaro (Co-P.I.) from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Education Program ($254,642 direct costs). 2001-2003

“Understanding Court Trials and Attorneys.” J. Woolard (P.I.) from the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice ($36,000 direct costs). 2000-2002

“Understanding the Justice System.” J. Woolard (P.I.) from the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice ($1,700 direct costs). 1999

 

University-Based Grants

“The experience of Spanish speaking families in the juvenile justice system. Pilot Research Project Grant, Georgetown University, ($10,000 direct costs). 2014

International Collaboratives Travel Grant, Georgetown University ($1,500 direct costs). 2004

Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, Georgetown University ($15,000 direct costs). 2004

“Attorney-Client Interaction and Disciplinary Sanction: Understanding Florida’s Regulatory Process.” J. Woolard (P.I.), D. Richardson (Co-P.I.) from the University of Florida Opportunity Fund ($45,000 direct costs). 2001-2002

University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Award ($11,000 direct costs). 1999

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Social Science Articles

Vidal, S., Cleary, H., Woolard, J., & Michel, J. (2016). Adolescents’ legal socialization: Effects of interrogation and Miranda knowledge on legitimacy, cynicism, and procedural justice. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Vidal, S., & Woolard, J.L. (2016). Parents’ perceptions of juvenile probation: Relationship and interaction with juvenile probation officers, parent strategies, and youth’s compliance on probation. Children and Youth Services Review, 66, 1-8.

Piquero, N.L., Meitl, M.B., Brank, E.M., Woolard, J.L., Lanza-Kaduce, L., & Piquero, A. (2015). Exploring lawyer misconduct: An examination of the self-regulation process. Deviant Behavior, 37, 573-584.

Vidal, S. & Woolard, J.L. (2015).Youth’s perceptions of parental support and parental knowledge as moderators of the association between youth-probation officer relationship and probation non-compliance. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-2033.

Vidal, S., Oudekerk, B., Reppucci, N.D., & Woolard, J.L. (2015). Examining the link between perceptions of relationship quality with parole officers and recidivism among female youth parolees. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 13, 60-76.

Woolard, J.L. (2012). How different is “different enough” for social science, law, and policy? Criminology and Public Policy, 11, 723-726.

Johnson, K. Lanza-Kaduce, L., & Woolard, J.L. (2011). Disregarding graduated treatment: Why transfer aggravates recidivism. Crime & Delinquency, 56, 756-777.

Cauffman, E., Shulman, E., Steinberg, L., Claus, E., Banich, M., Graham, S., & Woolard, J.L. (2010). Age differences in affective decision making as indexed by performance on the Iowa Gambling Task. Developmental Psychology, 46, 193-207.

Steinberg, L., Cauffman, E., Woolard, J., Graham, S., & Banich, M. (2009). Are adolescents less mature than adults? Minors’ access to abortion, the juvenile death penalty, and the alleged APA “Flip-flop.” American Psychologist, 64, 583-594.

Steinberg, L., Graham, S., O’Brien, L, Woolard, J.L., Cauffman, E., & Banich, M. (2009). Age differences in future orientation and delay discounting. Child Development, 80, 28-43.

Steinberg, L., Albert, D., Cauffman, E., Banich, M. Graham, M, & Woolard, J.L. (2008). Age differences in sensation seeking and impulsivity as indexed by behavior and self-report: Evidence for a dual systems model. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1764-1778.

Woolard,J.L.,Cleary,H.,Harvell,S.,&Chen,R.(2008). Examiningadolescents’andtheirparents’conceptualand practical knowledge of police interrogation: A family dyad approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 685-698.

Woolard, J.L., Harvell, S.A.S., & Graham, S. (2008). Anticipatory injustice among adolescents: Age differences in perceived unfairness of the justice system. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 26, 207-226.

Russell, B., Britner, P., & Woolard, J.L. (2007). Primary prevention home visiting programs: A review of program, child, and family outcomes. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 34 (1-2), 129-147.

Brank, E. M., Woolard, J. L., Brown, V. E., Fondacaro, M., Luescher, J. L., Greig, R., & Miller, S. A. (2007). Will they tell? Weapons reporting by middle school youth. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 5, 125-146.

Woolard, J.L., Odgers, C., Lanza-Kaduce, L., & Daglis, H. (2005). Juveniles within adult correctional settings: Legal pathways and developmental considerations. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 4, 1-18.

Calvert, S.L., Rideout, V.J., Woolard, J.L., Barr, R.F., & Strouse, G.A. (2004). Age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic patterns in early computer use: A national survey. American Behavioral Scientist, 48, 590-607.

Grisso, T., Steinberg, L., Woolard, J.L., Cauffman, E., Scott, E., Graham, S., Lexcen, F., Reppucci, N., & Schwartz, R. (2003). Juveniles’ competence to stand trial: A comparison of adolescents’ and adults’ capacities as trial defendants. Law and Human Behavior, 27, 333-363.

Mulford, C.F., Reppucci, N.D., Mulvey, E.P., Woolard, J.L., & Portwood, S.L. (2004). Legal issues affecting mentally disordered and developmentally delayed youth in the justice system, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 3, 3-22.

Schmidt, M., Reppucci, N.D., & Woolard, J.L. (2003) Effectiveness of participation as a defendant:The attorney- juvenile client relationship. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 21, 175-198.

Woolard, J. L., Fondacaro, M., & Slobogin, C. (2001). Informing juvenile justice policy: Directions for behavioral science research. Law and Human Behavior, 25, 13-24.

Reppucci, N. D.,Woolard, J. L., & Fried, C. S. (1999). Social, community, and preventive interventions. Annual Review of Psychology, 50, 387-418.

Woolard, J. L., Reppucci, N. D., & Redding, R. E. (1996).Theoretical and methodological issues in studying children’s capacities in legal contexts. Law and Human Behavior, 20, 219-228.

Scott, E. S., Reppucci, N. D., & Woolard, J. L. (1995). Adolescent judgment in legal contexts. Law and Human Behavior, 19, 221-244.

Law Review Articles

Fountain, E., & Woolard, J.L. (in press).The capacity for effective relationships among attorneys, juvenile clients, and parents.To appear in a special issue of Albany Law Review, J. Moore & A. Davies (Eds.).

King, S., Barr, R., & Woolard, J.L. (2015). Cost-effective juvenile justice reform: Lessons from the Just Beginning “Baby Elmo” teen parenting program. North Carolina Law Review.

Woolard, J.L., & Cook, S.L. (2000). Common goals, competing interests: Prevention spouse abuse and child maltreatment. University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, 69, 197-214.

Slobogin, C., Fondacaro, M., & Woolard, J.L. (1999). A prevention model of juvenile justice:The promise of Kansas v. Hendricks for children. University of Wisconsin Law Review, 1999, 188-226.

Cauffman, E., Woolard, J.L., & Reppucci, N.D. (1999). Adolescent decision making in legal contexts: New perspectives on adolescents, competence, and culpability. Quinnipiac Law Review, 18, 403-419.

Book Chapters

Woolard, J.L., Henning, K., & Fountain, E. (2016). Power, process, and protection: Juveniles as defendants in the justice system. In Horn, S.S., Ruck, M.D., & Liben, L.S. Equity and justice in the developmental sciences Vol. 2: Implications for young people, families, and communities (p. 171-201). In the Advances in Child Development andBehavior series.ElsevierPublishing.

Woolard, J.L., & Fountain, E. (2015). Serious questions about serious juvenile offenders: Patterns of offending and offenses. Heilbrun, K., DeMatteo, D., & Goldstein, N. (Eds.). American Psychological Association handbook of psychology and juvenile Justice (p.141-158). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Woolard, J.L., Fountain, E., and Vidal, S. (2015). Juvenile offenders. In B. Cutler & P. Zapf (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology vol. 2: Criminal investigation, adjudication, and sentencing outcomes (p. 33-58). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Vidal, S., & Woolard, J.L. (2014). Juvenile probation. In J. S. Albanese (Ed.), The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. John Wiley & Sons.

Woolard, J.L. (2011). Adolescent development, delinquency, and juvenile justice. In B. Feld and D. Bishop (Eds.), The handbook of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice (p. 107-122). Oxford University Press.

Woolard, J.L. (2011). Crossing over: Girls at the intersection of juvenile justice, criminal justice, and child welfare. In S. Miller, L.D. Leve, & P.K. Kerig (Eds.), Delinquent girls: Contexts, relationships, and adaptations (p. 25-39). New York: Springer.

Woolard, J.L. & Scott, E.S. (2009). The legal regulation of adolescents. In R.M. Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent psychology (3rd ed.) Vol. 2: Contextual influences on adolescent development (p. 345-371).NewYork:Wiley.

Woolard, J.L., & Harvell, S. (2005). The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool – Criminal Adjudication. In T. Grisso & G. Vincent (Eds.), Handbook of mental health screening and assessment for juvenile justice (p. 370-383). New York: Guilford Press.

Phillips, D., Woolard, J., & Sussman, A. (2005). Psychology and public policy. In N.J. Salkind, (Ed.), The encyclopedia of human development:Vol. 3 (pp. 1053-1055).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cauffman, E. & Woolard, J.L. (2005). Adolescent judgment and decision making in legal contexts. In J. Jacobs and Klaczynski (Eds.), The development of judgment and decision-making in children and adolescents (p. 279-301). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Scott, E.S., & Woolard, J.L. (2004). The legal regulation of adolescence. In R.M. Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent psychology. NewYork:Wiley.

Woolard, J.L. (2004). Policy directions and approaches to violence among female youth. In M. M. Moretti, C.L. Odgers, & M.A. Jackson (Eds.), Girls and aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles. (p. 225-237). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Cook, S. L., Woolard, J. L., & Russell, H. M., (2003). The strengths, competence, and resilience of women facing domestic violence: How can research and policy support them? In K. I. Maton, C. J. Schellenbach, B. J. Leadbeater, & A. L. Solarz, (Eds). Investing in children, youth, families and communities: Strengths-based research and policy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Woolard, J. L. (2002). Capacity, competence, and the juvenile defendant: Implications for research and policy. In B. L. Bottoms, M. B. Kovera, & B. D. McAuliff (Eds.), Children and the law: Social science and policy (p. 270-298). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Woolard, J. L., Fried, C. S., & Reppucci, N. D. (2001).Toward an expanded definition of adolescent competence in legal contexts. In R. Roesch, R. Corrado, & R. Dempster (Eds.), Psychology in the courts: International advances in knowledge (pp. 21-40). London: Routledge.

Woolard, J. L., & Reppucci, N. D. (2000). Researching juveniles’ capacities as defendants. In T. Grisso & B. Schwartz (Eds.), Youth on trial (pp. 173-191). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Fried, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Woolard, J. L. (2000). Violence prevention. In J. Rappaport & E. Seidman (Eds.), Handbook of community psychology (pp. 965-973). New York: Plenum.

Mulvey, E. P., & Woolard, J. L. (1997). Themes for consideration in future research on prevention and intervention with antisocial behaviors. In D. M. Stoff, J. Brieling, & J. D. Maser, (Eds.). Handbook of antisocial behavior. (p. 454-460).NewYork:Wiley.

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Woolard, J. L., Gross, S. L., Mulvey, E. P., and Reppucci, N. D. (1992). Legal issues affecting mentally ill youth in the juvenile justice system. In J. J. Cocozza (Ed.), Responding to the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. Seattle, WA: National Coalition for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System.

Books

Reppucci, N. D., Britner, P. A., and Woolard, J. L. (1997). Preventing child abuse and neglect through parent education. Brookes Publishing.

Presentations

Academic Conferences

Fountain, E, & Woolard, J.L. (2016, March). Adolescent plea bargain decisions. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

Vidal, S., & Woolard, J.L. (2016, March). Youth’s perceptions of parental support and monitoring as moderators of the association between youth-probation office relationships and probation non-compliance. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

Woolard, J.L. (2016, March). Engaging science, engaging justice. Presidential address presented at the Annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

Woolard J.L. (2016, March). Discussant for symposium What does it take to be a leader: Strengths and challenges. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

Woolard, J.L., & Fountain, E. (2015, November). Police interrogation of juveniles charged as adults and subject to reverse waiver hearings. In E. Dumortier (Chair), Police interrogation of young suspects: International

perspectives. Symposium presented at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2014, August). Symposium Chair for Integrative analysis of juvenile offenders and their treatment in the juvenile justice system. Symposium conducted at the meting of the American Psychological Association,Washington, DC.

Woolard, J. (2014, August) Discussant comments for P. Chauhan (Chair), Reducing disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association,Washington, DC.

Fountain, E., & Woolard, J.L. (2014, March). Science in the courtroom: Perceptions of adolescents and emerging adults. Poster presented at the 2014 Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Vidal, S., Oudekerk, B., Reppucci, N.D., & Woolard, J.L. (2013, March) Examining the link between perceptions of relationship quality with parole officer and self-reported offending among female youth parolees. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Portland, OR.

Cleary, H., Vidal, S., Woolard, J., & Jarvis, J. (2012, March). An observational study of the cadence of juvenile interrogations. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Fountain, E.N., Woolard, J. (2012, March). Who knows best? A family dyad approach to examining knowledge about the legal system. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Woolard, J.L. (2012, March). Kids, cops, and custody: Reasonable juveniles, developmental research, and the Supreme Court. In J. Michel (Chair), Implications of J.D.B. v. North Carolina for practice and research on juveniles, Miranda, and custody. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Michel, J., & Woolard, J.L. (2012, March). “Am I under arrest?”: Youth’s misconceptions of custody and the “freedom to leave.” In J. Michel (Chair), Implications of J.D.B. v. North Carolina for practice and research on juveniles, Miranda, and custody. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Vidal, S., & Woolard, J.L. (2012, March). Social climate and institutional infractions among juvenile detainees. In S. Vidal, (Chair), Incarceration and institutional adjustment: Exploring the experiences of youth in juvenile institutions. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Woolard, J.L., Cleary, H. (2009, March). Parent and youth views on interrogation choices: Age differences in consistency and resolution of disagreements. In J. Woolard (Chair), Police interrogation of vulnerable suspects. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Antonio,TX.

Cleary,H.,Woolard,J.L.,& Jarvis,J.(2009,March).An observational study of police-juvenile dynamics in custodial interrogations. In J. Woolard (Chair), Police interrogation of vulnerable suspects. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Antonio,TX.

Woolard, J.L., Harvell, S., & Daglis, H. (2008, March). Anticipatory injustice among adolescents: Age and racial/ ethnic differences in perceived unfairness of the justice system. In J.Woolard (Chair), Process matters:The importance of procedural justice and therapeutic jurisprudence for juvenile offenders. Symposium conducted atthe meetingoftheAmericanPsychology-LawSociety,Jacksonville,FL.

Harvell, S., Woolard, J.L., & Daglis, H. (2008, March). The impact of authority interactions on legal socialization: Does procedural justice affect juvenile offenders? In J. Woolard (Chair), Process matters: The importance of procedural justice and therapeutic jurisprudence for juvenile offenders. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Woolard, J.L., Daglis, H., & Harvell, S. (2008, March). Classifying parent-youth pairs’ knowledge about police questioning and interrogation: An exploratory analysis. In J. Woolard (Chair), A developmental approach to juvenile interrogation: Perspectives from parents, cops, kids, and prosecutors. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Jarvis, W.E., & Woolard, J.L. (2008, March). Legal and practical aspects of youth interrogation: A view from the prosecutor’s office. In J. Woolard (Chair), A developmental approach to juvenile interrogation: Perspectives from parents, cops, kids, and prosecutors. Symposium conducted at the meetingof the American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Maslowsky, J., Keating, D., Banich, M., Cauffman, E., Steinberg, L., & Woolard, J.L. (2008, March). Reasoned versus reactive risk taking: Unique contributions of impulsivity and risk assessment to risk behavior. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston, MA.

Woolard, J.L., Harvell, S.A., & Graham, S. (2007, March). Anticipatory injustice among adolescents: Age differences in perceived unfairness of the justice system. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Johnson, K.M., Lanza-Kaduce, L., & Woolard, J.L. (2006, November). Disregarding graduated sanctions: Why transfer aggravates recidivism. In N. Rodriguez (Chair), “Get tough” and other factors influencing juvenile sanctions. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.

Woolard, J.L. (2006, March). Parents as developmental protection for adolescents in police interrogation: Perspectives from parents, youth, and law enforcement. In J. Woolard (Chair), Police interrogation of juvenile suspects. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL.

Woolard, J.L. (2006, March).Who’s in charge in juvenile court? Family-wide competence, capacity, and authority in juvenile justice decision making. In J. Viljoen (Chair), New directions in juvenile competence research. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL.

Cauffman, E., & Woolard, J.L. (2006, March). Age differences in risk preference and risk evaluation. In L. Steinberg (Chair), The MacArthur juvenile capacity study: A new approach to the study of adolescent cognitive development. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Harvell, S. & Woolard, J. (2006, March). Who makes the call: Attorney reports of decision-making with juvenile clients and their parents. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL.

Daglis, H., & Woolard, J. (2006, March). Individual and family predictors of youth attitudes toward police. In J.L. Woolard (chair), Police interrogation of juvenile suspects. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Woolard, J.L., & Banich, M. (2006, March). Age differences in impulsivity and attentional control. In L. Steinberg (Chair), The MacArthur juvenile capacity study: A new approach to the study of adolescent cognitive development. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Woolard, J.L., Harvell, S., & Daglis, H. (2006, March). Parents as developmental protection for adolescents in interrogation: Perspectives from parents, youth, and law enforcement. In J. Woolard (Chair), Police interrogation of adolescent suspects: Developmental assumptions, practical realities, and policy implications. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Daglis, H., & Woolard, J. (2006, March). Individual and family predictors of youth attitudes toward police. In J.L. Woolard (chair), Police interrogation of adolescent suspects: Developmental assumptions, practical realities, and policy implications. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, California.

Harvell, S., & Woolard, J.L. (2006, March). Adolescents in the juvenile justice system: Attorneys' perceptions of how youth and parents should make case-related decisions. In M. Peterson-Badali (Chair), Parental involvement in adolescents' juvenile justice system experiences: processes, predictors, and outcomes. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Woolard, J.L. (2005, June). Integrating public policy in the community psychology classroom. In S.A.S. Harvell*(Chair), Integrating social policy and psychology education. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

Daglis, H., Keller, N., & Woolard, J.L. (2005, March). Beyond the legal definition of competence: Examining juveniles’ effectiveness as suspects and defendants. In J. Woolard (Chair), Advocacy, autonomy, and protection: Capacities to navigate the juvenile justice process among parents, attorneys, and youth. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.

Harvell, S.A.S., and Woolard, J.L. (2005, March). Decision-making in juvenile delinquency cases: Do parents’ knowledge of and attitudes towards children’s rights influence who makes decisions? In J. Woolard (Chair), Advocacy, autonomy, and protection: Capacities to navigate the juvenile justice process among parents, attorneys, and youth. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.

Redlich, A., Woolard, J.L., and Costanzo, M. (2005, March). The activities of the Training and Mentorship Committee. In W.P. Heath, A.D. Redlich, and M. Costanzo (Chairs), Advice for graduate students and young professionals. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.

Woolard, J.L. (2005, March). Parental involvement and juvenile participation: Comparing parents’ and youths’ decision making about the juvenile justice process. In J. Woolard (Chair), Advocacy, autonomy, and protection: Capacities to navigate the juvenile justice process among parents, attorneys, and youth. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.

Woolard, J.L. (2005, March). Helpful, harmful, or harmless: Can parental knowledge ensure competent decisionmaking in juvenile defendants? In J. Woolard (Chair), Juvenile defendants in context: Parents, lawyers, and the juvenile court process. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Brank, E.M., Woolard, J. L., Brown, V. E., Luesher, J.L., Greig, R., & Miller, S.A. (2005, March). Will they tell? Weapons reporting by middle school youth. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.

Woolard, J.L. (2004, March). Age differences in defendants’ perceptions of parental involvement and legal choices. In J. Woolard (Chair), Juvenile court, parents, and the public: Empirical research on culpability, responsibility, and parental involvement. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

Woolard, J.L. (2004, March). Age-based differences in perceptions of parental influence on adolescent defendants’ decision making. In A. Rasmussen (Chair), Perspectives on delinquency and juvenile justice: Peers, parents, and mental health. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Woolard, J.L. (2002, August). Age differences in judgment and decision making. In L. Steinberg (Chair), Juveniles’ competence to stand trial: The MacArthur Study. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Woolard, J.L. (2002, May). Policy directions and approaches to violence among female youth. Paper presented at the Vancouver Conference on Aggressive and Violent Girls: Contributing Factors and Intervention Strategies, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Woolard, J.L. (2002, April). Girls, aggression, and delinquency: Research and policy questions. In E. Cauffman (Chair), Delinquent girls: Developmental considerations and public policy implications. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Woolard, J.L. (2002, April). Developmental differences in defendants’ decision making. In L. Steinberg (Chair), Adolescents’ competence to stand trial as adults: The MacArthur Study. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Woolard, J.L. (2002, March). Age differences in judgment and decision making. In J. Woolard (Chair), Juveniles’ competence to stand trial: The MacArthur Study. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Austin,Texas.

Woolard, J.L., & Cook, S.L. (2001, November). Domestic violence and sexual assault victims: Helpseeking, advocacy, and system experiences. In J. Woolard (Chair), System responses to violence against women: Data, advocacy, and policy. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Cook, S., & Woolard, J. (2001a, June). Helpseeking behavior of incarcerated women and domestic violence shelter clients. In L. Salazar (Chair), Action research surrounding violence against women: System response and intervention. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Atlanta, Georgia.

Cook, S. & Woolard, J. (2001b, June). Case study of research-based, strengths-based policy advocacy. In K. Maton (Chair), Forging strengths-based social policy. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action (Div. 27), Atlanta, Georgia.

Reppucci, N., Mulvey, E., Woolard, J. & Roesch, R. (2001, June). Community psychology and the law in academia. Roundtable presented at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action , Atlanta, Georgia.

Cook, S., Preston, C., Dodgen, D., Solarz, A., Wilcox, B., Woolard, J., et al. (2001, June). Advocacy training: On the hill and in the classroom. Workshop presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (Div. 27), Atlanta, Georgia.

Woolard, J. L. (2000, April). Common goals, competing interests: Preventing spouse abuse and child maltreatment. Paper presented at the meeting “Intimate violence: Has public policy failed?” at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO.

Woolard, J. L. (2000, March). Judgment and decision making in juvenile defendants. In J. L. Woolard (Chair), Juveniles' competence to stand trial. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology- Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Woolard, J. L. (1999, July). Competence and effective participation of juvenile defendants: Developmental aspects of the attorney-client relationship. In N. D. Reppucci (Chair), Current issues in juvenile research. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Dublin, Ireland.

Woolard, J. L. (1999, April). Developmental aspects of judgment and adjudicative competence in adolescent and adult defendants. In J. Woolard (chair), Developmental influences on adolescents' effective participation in the justice system: Empirical research and policy implications. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Woolard, J. L. (1998, September). Toward an expanded definition of adolescent competence. Paper presented at the meeting "The Juvenile justice counter-reformation: Children and adolescents as adult criminals" at the Quinnipiac College School of Law, New Haven, CT.

Woolard, J. L. & Reppucci, N. D. (1998, August). Juvenile competence: Judgment and decision making in legal contexts. In E. Cauffman (Chair), Adolescent development and juvenile justice. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Woolard, J. L. (1998, March). Adolescent judgment and adjudicative competence in legal contexts. In N.D. Reppucci (Chair), Competence and culpability: Juveniles in the justice system. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Redondo Beach, CA.

Woolard, J.L. (1997, May). Models of sexual decision-making and the context of research. In N. D. Reppucci (Chair), The ecological context of sexual-decision making: Implications for prevention. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Columbia, SC.

Woolard, J. L. (1997, May). Mental health needs in detention: An overview. In N.D. Reppucci (Chair), Public policy and the assessment of detained juveniles' mental health needs. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Columbia, SC.

Woolard, J. L., & Reppucci, N. D. (1997, April). The developmental assumptions of juvenile accountability. In E. Cauffman (Chair), Developmental influences in adolescent decision making: Implications for legal theory. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.

Reppucci, N. D., & Woolard, J. L. (1996, October). How old is old enough - juveniles in the justice system? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychiatry and Law Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cook, S. L., Augiar, K. A., & Woolard, J. L. (1996, March). Fear of crime as an indirect consequence of violence against women. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Norfolk,Virginia.

Woolard, J. L. (1996, March). Decisional competencies and juvenile crime - research and assessment. In N.D. Reppucci (Chair), Integrating research, policy, and practice: The serious juvenile offender. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, South Carolina.

Woolard, J. L. (1995, June). The validity of child abuse prevention programs. In Current controversies in intimate violence research, policy, and practice. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action , Chicago, IL.

Woolard, J. L. (1995, June). Program implementation and evaluation. In Issues in the evaluation of child abuse prevention programs. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, IL.

Woolard, J. L. (1995, March).The role of risk perception, interpersonal relationships and experience in adolescent and young adult decision making. In N.D. Reppucci (Chair), Adolescent decision making in legal contexts: A theory of judgment and developmental considerations. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Research, Child Development, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cook. S. L. & Woolard, J. L. (1994, August). Gender differences in the community context of violence. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Woolard, J. L. (1994, March). Risk perception, parent and peer attachment in adult and adolescent decision making. In N.D. Reppucci (Chair), Adolescent decision making in legal contexts. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Woolard, J. L. & Kitzmann, K. M. (1993, May). Knowledge and perceptions of sexual assault among the third year college students. In S.L. Cook (Chair), Students' knowledge and perceptions of sexual assault: A survey of the third year class at UVa. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action,Williamsburg,Virginia.

O'Beirne, H., Crosby, C., Woolard, J. L., Tate, D., & Creighton, C. (1993, May). Children's rights and the law: A video presentation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Williamsburg,Virginia.

Professional Meetings and Invited Talks

“Adolescent Development and Public Policy (2015, November). Presentation to the National Conference of State Legislators symposium on juvenile offenders, New York City, NY.

“Research and Evaluation” (2015, October). Presentation to the MultiSystem Integration Certificate Program Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Washington, DC

“Program Integrity and Outcome Evaluation” (2015, December). Presentation to the Diversion Certificate Program, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform,Washington, DC.

“Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Adolescent Brain Science and Legal Culpability” (2015, June). Presentation for the American Bar Association Webinar series.

“Program Evaluation” (2014, December) presentation to the Information Sharing Certificate Program, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.Washington, DC.

“The ‘My Child’Test Applied:These are ALL our children.” (2014, November). Plenary panel speaker at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing ofYouth National Convening.Washington, DC.

“Program Integrity and Outcome Evaluation” (2014, October). Presentation to the Diversion Certificate Program, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform,Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2014, May). Family engagement. Paper presented at the American Bar Association/American Psychological Association Joint Conference on “Violence in the Family and the Community.” Washington, D.C.

Woolard, J.L. (2014, May). Grant writing in psychology and law: Funding your graduate research. Webinar presented on behalf of the American Psychology-Law Society Student Committee.

Woolard, J.L. (2014, February). You have the right to remain silent and an adolescent: Informing juvenile justice policy through developmental science. Colloquium presented to the Applied Developmental Psychology program, George Mason University, Fairfax,VA.

Woolard, J.L. (2013, December). Program evaluation. Presented to the Information Sharing Certificate Program, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform,Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2013, July). Adolescent development and juvenile justice research. Presented to the Georgetown UniversityTechnical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health,Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2012, August). Juvenile offenders and mental health. Presented to the Secret Service Threat Assessment Group,Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2013, August). Adolescent brain research and juvenile justice. Presented to the Juvenile Prosecutors Leadership Network,Washington, DC.

Woolard,J.L. (2012, October). Adolescent development and juvenile justice. Continuing Legal Education Seminar, presented to the Prince William County Virginia Bar Association. Manassas,VA.

Woolard, J.L. (2012, September). Communicating with clients: Interviewing and counseling youth. Presented to National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2012, September). Incorporating adolescent development and brain science into all stages of proceedings. Presented to National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Washington, DC.

Woolard,J.L.(June2012).Developmentalscienceandcompetencetostandtrialinjuvenilecourt.Presentedat the State of Delaware’s Annual Juvenile Justice Conference.

Woolard, J.L. (September 2011). Adolescent development and the role of counsel. Presented at the National Juvenile Defender Center Training on adolescent development, role of counsel, and legal theory. San Juan, PR.

Woolard, J.L. (May 2012). The application of social science to juvenile justice policy and practice. University of Richmond Law School Annual Summit on Children and the Law. Richmond,VA.

Woolard, J.L. (March 2012). Adolescent development and juvenile justice. Webinar for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (October 2011). Developmental science, the Supreme Court, and the reasonable juvenile. Presentation for the University of Virginia Psychology Department Developmental Lunch series. Charlottesville,VA.

Woolard, J.L., Burns, B., Crawford, C., & Provost, C. (October 2011). Closing Plenary: Breaking down the science: Merging developmental research into practice. Presented at the 15th Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit, Seattle WA.

Henning, K., Linares, H., & Woolard, J. (October 2011). Compelling disposition advocacy. Presented at the 15th Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit, Seattle WA.

Woolard, J.L. (September 2011). Brain development in young adults. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Hanover, MD.

Woolard, J.L. (2006 October). Understanding and applying adolescent development. Presented at the 10th Anniversary Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit,Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2006, October). Caretakers’ roles in the protection of youth’s rights in the adjudicative process. Present at the Conference on Bringing Research to Policy and Practice in the Juvenile Justice System, Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2006, June). How knowledge of adolescent development can aid decision making in family court. Presented at the Annual conference of the New Jersey Family Court, Avalon, New Jersey.

Woolard, J.L. (2006, June). Adolescent brain development: What research can (and can’t) tell us. Presented at the Annual conference of the New Jersey Family Court, Avalon, New Jersey.

Woolard, J.L. (2006, June). Adolescents in the juvenile justice system: Miranda comprehension, trial capacities, culpability, and their implications for legal decision making. Continuing Education workshop co-sponsored by the Delaware Division of Child Mental Health services, Delaware Family Court, the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, the Delaware Psychological Association, and the National Juvenile Defender Center. Wilmington, Delaware.

Woolard, J.L. (2005, October). Empowerment evaluation: An introduction. Presented at the Prevention conference of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Richmond,VA.

Woolard, J.L. (2005, September). Kids are different: How knowledge of adolescent development can aid decision making in court. Montana Public Defender’s Office Juvenile Justice Training, Bozeman, Montana.

Woolard, J.L. (2004, June). What kids think about Miranda. District of Columbia Criminal Defense Training Program, Summer 2004 series. Sponsored by the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. Washington, DC.

Woolard, J.L. (2004, April). You have the right to remain silent and an adolescent: Informing juvenile justice policy through developmental research. Colloquium at the Department of Psychology, Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA.

Woolard, J.L. (2004, April). Understanding Miranda rights through developmental research. Keynote address at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA.

Woolard, J.L. (2003, September). Juvenile justice issues. Panel for the Conference of the University of Maryland Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy. Washington, DC

Woolard, J.L. (1999, November). Adolescent violence: Crafting a comprehensive policy response. A presentation at the National Conference of State Legislatures Continuing Legal Education Conference, Sandestin, Fl.

Woolard, J. L. (1998, October). Virginia's Protective Order Registry: Legislation and Data. A presentation at the Virginia Protective Orders Conference,Wintergreen,VA.

Woolard, J. L. (1997, September). Adolescent adjudicative competence. A presentation to the MacArthur Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice. Aspen, CO.

Woolard, J. L. (1997, April). Developmental theory and serious juvenile offenders. In What should we do with the kids? Workshop presented at the Community Oriented Justice - Community Partnerships Conference, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services,Virginia Beach,VA.

Woolard, J. L. (1996, 1997, 1998). The concept of physical, mental, and emotional maturity. Presented semi-annually at the Training in Mental Health Law and the Assessment of Serious Juvenile Offenders, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, Charlottesville,VA.

Krause, M., & Woolard, J. L. (1996, November). Stalking: Issues in mental health and victim safety. Presented at the Law Enforcement Response to Stalking Training, Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Academy, Leesburg,VA.

Warren, J., Woolard, J. L., & Burke, W. (1996, November). Mental health screening in detention. Presented at the 31st Semi-Annual Forensic Symposium on Mental Health Law and Juvenile Justice, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, Charlottesville,VA..

Reppucci, N. D., & Woolard, J. L. (1996, November). The development of maturity and judgment and its impact on legal decisional capacity. Presented at the 31st Semi-Annual Forensic Symposium on Mental Health Law and Juvenile Justice, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, Charlottesville,VA.

Woolard, J. L. (1996, May). Transfer in Virginia - Past, present, and future. Workshop presented at the Basic Juvenile Evaluation Training Program, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, Charlottesville,VA.

Reppucci,N.D.,Britner, P.A.,&Woolard,J.L.(1995,October).ParenteducationmodelsinVirginia:What’seffective? Workshop presented at the Virginia Healthy Families Conference, Richmond,VA.

Woolard, J. L. (1992, July). The impact of stereotypes and the mass media on sexual assault prevention. Presentation to the Prevention Subcommittee of the Lieutenant Governor's Task Force on the Reduction of Sexual AssaultVictimization in the Commonwealth,Wytheville,Virginia.

Reppucci, N. D., Woolard, J.L., Gross, S. L., & Mulvey, E. P. (1992, May). Legal issues regarding mentally disordered youth in the juvenile justice system. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Coalition for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System, Seattle,WA.

Congressional Briefings

Testimony on Adolescent Brain Development presented before the House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities Joint hearing with the Judiciary Committee’s Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee entitled “Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Overview and Perspectives.” July 12, 2007, 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.

Testimony on Adolescent Development presented before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing entitled “Promoting Inmate Rehabilitation and Successful Release Planning.” December 6, 2007, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.

Testimony on Understanding Youth Violence from a Developmental Perspective presented at a Congressional briefing entitled “Youth Violence” sponsored by Congressman Robert C. (Bobby) Scott, 3d District, Virginia, October 2001, Rayburn House Office Building.

State Legislative Briefings and Testimony

Testimony on Adolescent Brain Development, Youth Culpability, and the Criminal Justice system presented before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee regarding Senate Bill 366, March 2015, East Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, MD.

Woolard, J. (2014, October). Testimony suppor ting the Youth Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 2014, Public Hearing, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

Testimony on Adolescent Development and Justice Policy before the Oregon Joint Committee on Public Safety Hearing onYouth in Criminal Court, March 2013.

Teaching

Undergraduate
Children, Families, and the Law
Intimate Violence
Community Psychology
Applied Developmental Science Research Methods and Statistics Psychology of Adolescence
Graduate
Human Development in Context Service

Department
Member, Psychology Writing in the Disciplines Committee, 2014-2015
Member, Revision of Merit Guidelines Committee 2013-2014
Search Committee, Assistant Professor position in Developmental Science, Policy, and Law - 2008-2009 Graduate Committee - 2008-present
Co-Director, Graduate Program, Human Development and Public Policy 2011-present
Acting Co-Director, Graduate Program, Human Development and Public Policy 2006-2007
Task Force on Intellectual Life 2006-2007

Departmental Representative to the Advisory Board of Program on Justice and Peace 2003-2007 Coordinator, Psychology Department CNDLS Curriculum Renewal Grant 2003-2004
Psychology Student Association Co-Advisor 2003
Co-organizer, Department Faculty Retreat 2004-2006

Director, Institute for Crime, Justice, and Policy Research 2000-2002
Center for Studies in Criminology and Law Planning Committee 2002
Supervisor, Center for Studies in Criminology and Law Undergraduate Internship Program 1999-2002 Center Curriculum Revision Committee 1999-2002
Search Committee, Criminology - Assistant Professor of Psychology 2000-2001
Search Committee, Psychology - Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
University
Research Fellow, Center for Social Justice Research 2006-present
Engelhard Fellow 2003-present
Georgetown University Honor Council 2006-present
Faculty Chair, Georgetown University Honor Council 2009-present
Member, Advisor y Board for Education, Inquir y, and Justice minor 2013-present
Member, Graduate School Executive Committee, 2014-present
Chair, Engelhard Workgroup on Student Well-Being 2014-present
Fellow, Engelhard Initiative 2010-present
College Curriculum Committee 2007-2010
Chair, College Curriculum Committee 2009-2010
Speech and Expression Committee 2007-present
Science Transfer Students Admission Committee 2007-2008
Search Committee, GU Sexual Assault Program Coordinator 2006

Profession
Editorial Board of Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2006-2008
Consulting Editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly (2001-2004)
Co-Editor, Special Issue on Children’s Capacities in Legal Contexts, Law and Human Behavior 1996 Journal Reviewer for Developmental Psychology

International Journal of Forensic Mental Health Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Law and Human Behavior
Behavioral Sciences and the Law

Merrill Palmer Quarterly
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Psychology of Women Quarterly
Journal of Family Issues
Violence Against Women

Conference Reviewer for
American Psychological Association Convention, Division 27 (1999), Division 41 (2005-present) Society for Research in Child Development (2001)
Society for Community Research and Action (2001)
Society for Research on Adolescence (2002)
American Psychology Law Society (2005-present)

Grant Reviewer for
National Science Foundation Law and Social Science Program
National Institute of Mental Health Study Section: Risk, Prevention, & Health Behavior Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

President, American Psychology Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association, 2015-2016 Member, American Psychological Association Committee on Legal Issues, 2011-2014

Steering Committee, American Psychological Association/American Bar Association Conference Addressing the Unspeakable: Confronting Family and Community Violence - The Intersection of Law and Psychology - October 2013

Co-Chair, American Psychology Law Society Annual Conference, 2012, 2013

Community

Member, Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice (appointed by Governor McAuliffe), 2015-2018
Advisor y Board, Campaign for Youth Justice 2006-present
Advisory Board,VADATA Project,Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance 2002-present

Member, National Juvenile Justice Resource Center Advisory Committee