CHASP faculty research associate Michele Deitch was recently appointed to the Board of Fellows of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research arm of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). She was appointed by NCJFCJ President Judge Byrne and is one of only two academics on this national board.
The National Center for Juvenile Justice is the premiere and oldest juvenile justice research group in the country. It produces objective, factual information and provides technical assistance to professionals and policymakers. Professor Deitch’s role on the Board of Fellows is to provide oversight of the Center’s work, and to ensure the research and data collection conducted by the Center meets the needs of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.
Prof. Deitch specializes in criminal and juvenile justice policy issues and has most recently received national attention for her expertise regarding jail safety issues in the wake of the Sandra Bland case.
Below are some of her contributions in current news:
- Texas Tribute TribTalk: Bring Texas jails out of the shadows
- Texas Standard: Could better mental health care have saved Sandra Bland’s Life?
- Alternet: Prison Guard ‘Beat Up’ Squad Accused of Killing Inmate: Why Prison Abuse Is So Common and Overlooked
- U.S. News & World Report: Man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana charge is freed in Missouri after 20 years
- The Dallas Morning News: Kids or Criminals?: Growing Up and Getting Out
- Houston Chronicle: County jail reform: Creation of a safety study committee is a big step in addressing Texas’ jail problems.
- The Marshall Project: Why Jails Have More Suicides than Prisons
- Free Speech Radio Network (FSRN): Jailhouse suicides on the rise; reform advocates call for training and oversight
- ThinkProgress: The Death Of Victoria Gray: How Texas Jails Are Failing Their Most Vulnerable Captives
Click here for more about Prof. Deitch.
For more information, contact: Susan Binford, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 512-415-4820.