Accelerating research use in courts

Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):
  • Jerry Herting
  • Larry Palinkas

Measuring the use of research evidence within organizations and systems is a rapidly growing area of study in the social sciences as researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in a variety of systems try to bridge the research-to-practice gap. With growing calls for justice systems, especially juvenile justice systems, to integrate developmental and behavioral health science within all aspects of the justice process, it is critical to develop a standardized measure of how individuals use research evidence within these systems. This will allow researchers to examine how research is used across studies, sites, and points in time, as well as to refine and compare new interventions aimed at increasing the use of research. Toward this end, the UW CoLab research team with the help of the William T. Grant Foundation, is developing and validating a measure of research use with collaborators nationwide.

Project Period:
August 1, 2020 July 31, 2023

Funding Type(s):

William T. Grant Foundation

Geographic Area(s):

Patient Population(s):
Adolescents, Young Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
General Mental Well-Being