Major Projects

Juvenile Justice Project

This project is a multi-year collaboration with a local Court Services Unit to examine (using mixed methods) understandings and perceptions and adoption/adaptation/implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices within juvenile probation, intake, halfway houses and detention and adult probation. The project is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance through a JAG grant (in partnership with DCJS).

Key Staff: Danielle S. Rudes, Kim Kras, Kimberly Meyer, and Courtney Porter

Funding Source: BJA (two JAG grants)

Study Location(s): juvenile court services unit including detention, probation, intake and halfway houses.

Major Goals: Understand perceptions of adoption, adaption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practices throughout the agency.  


Kras, K. R., Dmello, J., Butterfield, A.E., Meyer, K.S. & Rudes, D.S. (in press). AttitudesToward Punishment, Organizational Commitment and Cynicism: A Multi-Level Analysis of Staff Responses in a Juvenile Justice Agency.

Rudes, D. S., Viglione, J., Lerch, J., Porter, C., & Taxman, F. S. (2014). Build to sustain: collaborative partnerships between university researchers and criminal justice practitioners. Criminal Justice Studies, 27(3), 249-263.

Rudes, D.S., Kras, K. Meyer, K., & Magnuson, S. (2017). Organizational factors affecting evidence-based reform in community corrections. Evidence-Based Skills in Community Justice: International Perspectives on Effective Practice. Edited by Pamela Ugwudike, Jill Annison and Peter Raynor. The Policy Press.

Rudes, D.S., Viglione, J., & Meyer, K. (2016). Risky Needs: Risk Entangled Needs in Probation Supervision. Division of Corrections and Sentencing Handbook Series, Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Rudes, D.S. & Meyer, K. (2015). Community corrections administration and management. Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Taylor & Francis.

Key Presentations: Law & Society Association, American Society of Criminology