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  E-CONSORTIUM OF UNIVERSITY CENTERS AND RESEARCHERS FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH JUSTICE PRACTITIONERS  
   
 
M. Scott Young, PhD, University of South Florida
Expertise
Program evaluation
Adult and juvenile drug courts
Family dependency treatment courts
Veteran treatment courts
Smart policing initiatives
Smart probation initiatives
Grant and contract proposal development
Evidence-based treatment of mental health and substance use disorders
Diversion of offenders with behavioral health problems into community-based care



Contact Info
Primary Contact: M. Scott Young, Research Assistant Professor
University of South Florida
MHC 2713
Department of Mental Health Law and Policy
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 8139748734
Email: syoung1@usf.edu
Website Address: http://mhlp.fmhi.usf.edu/facultyStaff/pfocus.cfm?focusid=274

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 4
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
    National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
    Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
    National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA/CSAT/CSAP/CMHS)

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    Technical assistance to local agencies on grants, research, evaluation, and evidence-based behavioral health treatment
    Peer-reviewed publications
    Technical reports
    Research briefs
    Presentations

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    BJA
    SAMHSA
    NIDA
    NIAAA
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ)
    Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
    Florida Department of Children and Families
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Eckard Foundation


  • Current Projects:
    Evaluation of a family dependency treatment court
    Evaluation of a drug court serving young adults felony offenders addicted to opiates
    Evaluation of a Smart Probation Initiative to reduce recidivism
    Evaluation of a Veteran treatment court
    Implementation and evaluation of low demand transitional housing programs (22 sites across country) for Veterans who will not or cannot stay sober and comply with treatment
    See website for more details: http://mhlp.fmhi.usf.edu/facultyStaff/pfocus.cfm?focusid=274

  • References:
    See website for list of research projects and faculty collaborators: http://mhlp.fmhi.usf.edu/facultyStaff/pfocus.cfm?focusid=274

  • Indirect Cost Rates:
    See website: http://www.research.usf.edu/dsr/indirect-costs.asp#indirect

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 4
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 4
 
 
 
 
 
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