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Rachel Polivka

Rachel Polivka

Researcher

Rachel Polivka joined NCCD as a researcher in August 2018 after her internship. Prior to this, Rachel was a student research assistant in two labs: one focusing on the correlation between childhood trauma and specific charges as a juvenile and the other on how hedonic adaptation influences purchasing habits and happiness. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a concentration in criminal justice.

 
Recent publications by Rachel:

Rachel Polivka
Being a research intern for NCCD has been a great experience thus far, giving me a new perspective of the systems that serve people in our society. Most projects I have worked on have dealt with the child welfare system and the programs and curricula that are in place to reform it. The Structured Decision Making ® (SDM) system , for example, is a