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Sarah Walker University of Washington, USA

Sarah Walker, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine. She has spent the last 10 years involved in juvenile justice and youth violence research, including program evaluation, risk assessment, cultural responsivity, and community-based participatory research. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Justice Researcher-Practitioner grant to evaluate the relationship between therapeutic change, length of stay, and recidivism with the Washington State Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration (JJ&RA). She is also Principal Investigator on other projects with the MacArthur Foundation, the Washington State Partnership Council for Juvenile Justice, and local juvenile courts and public health agencies. She leads an applied research course that connects graduate students with community-based agencies to participate in evaluation activities.