Whitney Threadcraft-Walker, Ph.D.

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
  • Policing
  • Front-End Justice Processes
  • Risk Assessment
  • Pretrial Justice
  • Prosecutorial Reform
  • Diversion
  • Court Processing
  • Judicial Decision Making
  • Jail Population Management
  • Reentry
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact
  • Implicit Bias