Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Juvenile Justice Reform in Washington State

This project was expired on 09/01/2016


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Asia Sarah Bishop
Email: asbishop@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? when necessary/applicable

Direct supervisor of students:

Asia Sarah Bishop and/or Sarah C. Walker
Supervisor Title: Asia Sarah Bishop: Research Analyst II Sarah Cusworth Walker: PBHJP Faculty Supervisor
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Students in this course will provide support for several research and policy projects related to juvenile justice reform efforts in Washington State. One study, "Therapeutic Change, Length of Stay and Recidivism" is a complex analysis of juvenile incarceration in Washington State with significant policy reform implications. In another project, we are working collaboratively with the City of Seattle's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) to provide community-based technical support around risk assessment tool administration and data collection, as well as developing and implementing a quality assurance infrastructure so that the Initiative can undergo evaluation in the future. Students who are interested in this internship opportunity will be exposed to a variety of projects related to juvenile justice reform and will utilize diverse skills including data management, preparation, and analysis, as well as interpersonal skills when working with diverse community stakeholders.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 9
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Preferably between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. However, if the student needs to finish tasks at a different time (evenings and/or weekends) this can be arranged.
Student commitment: While the specific projects might vary throughout the academic year, students will spend 100% of their time on the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy projects related to juvenile justice reform efforts

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
5 % data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management % interview subjects % animal observation
20 % encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
70 % library research % running subjects % histology
5 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    % recruiting subjects    

Other:See Skills/Experience Preferred Section

Skills / Experience Preferred

• Literature searches/reviews and creating simple annotated bibliographies • Create and format PowerPoint presentations and reports • Assist with data collection, entry, and basic coding • Assist with the provision of technical assistance • Assist with other clerical tasks, as needed