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Past Projects

Indiana Pretrial Pilot Project 

With funding from the Indiana Office of Court Services and the National Institute of Justice (2018-R2-CX-0023), our research group was involved in evaluating Indiana’s implementation of the Indiana Risk Assessment System – Pretrial Assessment Tool (IRAS-PAT) across 11 pilot counties. Sub-studies included validating IRAS-PAT assessments in practice, evaluating the effectiveness of risk assessment-informed pretrial release, and examining the effectiveness of risk assessment-informed pretrial supervision strategies. 

Co-Response Teams

With funding from Arnold Ventures, we are collaborating with researchers at Wayne State University and IUPUI to conduct one of the first randomized controlled trials of a police-mental health clinician co-responding team that provides first response to behavioral health calls for service.

Fairfax County Jail-Based MAT 

With funding from the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), we evaluated a jail-based medication assisted treatment (MAT) program that has been in operation in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center since 2020. The evaluation focused on whether provision of jail-based MAT has reduced rates of fatal drug overdose in the jail population. 

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