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Angie Wolf

Angie Wolf

Chief Program Officer
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Angie M. Wolf, PhD, is NCCD’s chief program officer. She has more than 15 years of experience in community-based program evaluation and public policy research and has directed research and program work on female offenders, gang violence, children exposed to trauma, intimate partner violence, and offender treatment programs. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications on juvenile offending, domestic violence, and the development of gender-specific research and services for girls and women involved with the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Angie also directs all of NCCD’s gang work. With funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), she is currently leading a comprehensive research project with girls and gangs across the state of California. This research project focuses on identifying girls’ pathways to gang involvement, the nature of girls’ involvement in gang activities, and prevention and intervention strategies to reduce girls’ gang involvement. She is also evaluating a comprehensive gang and youth violence reduction plan in Salinas, California—a site for the US justice and education departments’ National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. With funding from the California Wellness Foundation and the City of Richmond, California, Angie evaluated a gun violence reduction and mentorship program for young men involved in gun violence in Richmond. 

Angie possesses considerable experience directing national, multisite research and technical assistance efforts. She served as the principal investigator for the OJJDP-funded National Evaluation of Parents Anonymous®, the only federally funded child abuse prevention program in the United States. Through evaluating a network of community-based social support groups, this longitudinal research project assessed the effectiveness of Parents Anonymous in reducing child abuse. From 2007 to 2012, Angie managed the California Cities Gang Prevention Network (CCGPN), a network of California cities committed to developing and implementing comprehensive, strategic plans targeting gang and youth violence. Other multisite efforts include the national evaluation of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, the Nationwide Human Service and Employment Study, the National Evaluation of Community Assessment Centers, and the Hawaii Youth Recidivism Study.
  

Recent publications by Angie Wolf: 

Angie M. Wolf, Caroline Glesmann, Angie Del Prado Lippman, Estivaliz Castro

NCCD was commissioned by The California Wellness Foundation and the City of Richmond, California, to conduct a process evaluation of the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS), located in Richmond. This evaluation report describes the ONS’s strategies and processes, with a focus on the office’s Operation Peacemaker Fellowship. This report also provides the ONS with feedback from stakeholders and recommendations for continued work in the Richmond community and in the broader field of violence prevention.

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Angie M. Wolf, Caroline Glesmann, Angie Del Prado Lippman, Estivaliz Castro

This document presents highlights of NCCD’s process evaluation of the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS). NCCD was commissioned by The California Wellness Foundation and the City of Richmond, California, to conduct a process evaluation of the ONS, located in Richmond. This evaluation report describes the ONS’s strategies and processes, with a focus on the office’s Operation Peacemaker Fellowship. This report also provides the ONS with feedback from stakeholders and recommendations for continued work in the Richmond community and in the broader field of violence prevention.

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Dr. Angela Wolf, Director of Justice Strategies
I am frequently asked questions about what interventions “work” for gang violence reduction. Or I am asked to name the evidence-based practices for fields such as violence prevention.
Dr. Angela Wolf

This report summarizes the findings of NCCD’s process evaluation of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, a 13-city initiative that aims to reduce gang violence and victimization, mortality, and morbidity, and to develop a statewide policy agenda to abet promising local efforts. The report ascertains the role and function of the Network for cities, as well as strengths and areas in need of improvement. One of the greatest lessons revealed by the process evaluation was the key to successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy.

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Dr. Angela Wolf
Livier Gutierrez

Although a substantial number of girls are involved with gangs, gang prevention and intervention services are not designed with girls in mind. As Kevin Grant, a service provider working with girls in gangs, notes, "A lot of the [gang prevention and intervention] programs that are available do not fully support the needs of girls in gangs." Girls in gangs require services that respond to their unique experiences and needs. This NCCD Focus highlights the vulnerabilities and consequences of gang involvement for girls, the service needs of girls in gangs and girls at risk of joining gangs, as well as the importance of addressing these service needs as a critical gang violence-prevention strategy. It also provides examples of how various programs are currently addressing the gender-specific needs of girls involved in gangs.

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