Providing Innovative Research and Evaluation to Inform Policy & Practice
Justice reform is a policy area of increasing saliency to practitioners, decision makers, and members of the general public. With an ever-increasing number of jurisdictions recognizing the importance of balancing crime responses and criminal justice processing with fiscal responsibility, public safety, and the need for data-driven, evidence-based policy and program development is paramount.
Keenly aware of this need, Dr. Whitney Threadcraft-Walker, Founding Director & Principal, leads Threadcraft-Walker Associates in providing invaluable technical assistance to local jurisdictions, non-profit organizations, and advocacy groups through innovation, research, and evaluation.
Drawing upon years of practitioner, academic, and community experience, Threadcraft-Walker & Associates develops data-driven solutions with a high degree of implementability. Our areas of specialization run the gamut of criminal justice issues and include:
- Community-Police Interactions
- Front-End Justice Processes
- Risk Assessment
- Pretrial Justice
- Prosecutorial Reform
- Court Processing
- Judicial Decision Making
- Jail Population Management
- Juvenile Justice
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities
- Disproportionate Minority Contact
- Implicit Bias