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Angela Irvine

Angela Irvine

Director of Research - Oakland

Angela Irvine, PhD, has more than 20 years’ experience in education and social policy. Raised in Santa Cruz County, CA, Angela earned her BA from UC Berkeley in 1984, her secondary teaching credential from St. Mary’s College of California in 1985, and her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in 2002 while simultaneously serving as a National Science Fellow (NSF) in public policy and program evaluation. Angela spent 10 years running her own program evaluation and policy research business, and she has studied housing, education, health, and criminal justice policy. Angela is now a research director at NCCD, currently serving as the principal investigator of a national study of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system; a project to improve permanency for LGBT youth and youth of color within the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems; and a National Institute of Justice researcher-practitioner partnership grant in Santa Cruz County to determine whether structured decision making instruments used by adult probation departments can lead to more equitable probation outcomes for Latinos and women. She is also the director of the NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women.

Some recent publications by Angela Irvine:

Youth Deincarceration

NCCD has produced a series of reports regarding the dramatic reduction of youth incarceration rates in most US states over the past 10 years. NCCD studied the deincarceration trend through interviews with key stakeholders, listening sessions in five states, a national convening of juvenile justice leaders, and the compilation and analysis of county-level data from five jurisdictions. While the trend is encouraging, much higher percentages of youth of color remain under formal supervision and in state secure facilities; more reform work is needed.

As NCCD's eight-part series is rolled out this spring, each piece will be available here. In addition, a ninth piece containing notes and resources will be available soon. Click this link to read more about the project and see blog posts on youth deincarceration from a wide variety of juvenile justice stakeholders.

 

         

 

         

 

         

 

         

 

Study Methods for the NCCD Deincarceration Project

Study Methods for the NCCD Deincarceration Project

March 31, 2014
Antoinette Davis
Angela Irvine
Jason Ziedenberg

With funding from the Public Welfare Foundation, NCCD conducted a national study regarding the dramatic reduction of youth incarceration rates in most US states. This two-page information sheet details the methods for this study, which included a literature review, interviews with key stakeholders, listening sessions in five states, a national convening of juvenile justice leaders, and the compilation and analysis of county-level data from five jurisdictions across the country. This publication is part of an eight-part series of information sheets and reports. The complete series, along with a ninth piece containing notes and resources, can be found here.

Santa Clara County Adult Reentry Strategic Plan Ready to Change: Promoting Safety and Health for the Whole Community

Santa Clara County Adult Reentry Strategic Plan Ready to Change: Promoting Safety and Health for the Whole Community

December 20, 2012
Marilyn Barnes
Angela Irvine
Natalie Ortega

In order to address the wide range of risk levels and needs within the formerly incarcerated population, the Santa Clara County Reentry Network, in collaboration with NCCD, has developed a five-year strategic plan for adult reentry services. Following evidence-based practices, this plan establishes the need to assess the risk and need levels of county prisoners and probationers and focuses reentry resources on those who are at moderate and high risk of committing new crimes. This plan also highlights the importance of using individualized reentry case planning and providing trauma-informed services. 

Santa Clara County Adult Reentry Strategic Plan Ready to Change: Promoting Safety and Health for the Whole Community - Summary

Santa Clara County Adult Reentry Strategic Plan Ready to Change: Promoting Safety and Health for the Whole Community - Summary

December 20, 2012
Marilyn Barnes
Angela Irvine
Natalie Ortega

This publication is a four page summary of a full report on a five-year strategic plan for adult reentry services in Santa Clara put together by NCCD and the Santa Clara Country Reentry Network.

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July 16, 2012  |  by Angela Irvine, Director of Research - Oakland, NCCD

The child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems have concurrently created disparate outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and gender non-conforming youth. For example, Himmelstein and Brückner (2010) uncover evidence that LGBT youth are more seriously punished for the same crimes...