NCCD Names New Chief Program Officer
NCCD is pleased to announce Dr. Angie Wolf as its new chief program officer. Dr. Wolf most recently served as NCCD’s director of justice strategies. She holds a doctorate from Michigan State University and has been with NCCD since 2001.
“Angie Wolf is an authentic leader with an unwavering commitment to improving the safety and well-being of vulnerable youth, adults, and communities,” said Kathy Park, chief executive officer of NCCD. “Along with her technical expertise, Angie has a proven ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders from national organizations, public agencies, field experts, researchers, and communities. Her integrity and her support for NCCD’s goals and people make her a natural fit to lead our research and programmatic work.”
As chief program officer, Dr. Wolf will oversee the justice and system improvement teams at NCCD—a large group that focuses on research, policy, and practice in NCCD’s work areas.
Dr. Wolf’s work carries on NCCD’s history of locally focused system reform. She has served as lead investigator assessing potential discriminatory policing practices by analyzing stops and arrests in several municipalities—efforts that led to comprehensive system reform in those cities. She currently co-monitors a major settlement agreement between the US Department of Justice and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and leads a team of national experts assessing implementation of the agreement. Previously, Dr. Wolf directed NCCD’s community violence prevention and gang prevention work. Her research has elevated promising community-driven strategies and has led to the adoption of more holistic and comprehensive responses to youth and gang violence in a number of jurisdictions.
Currently, Dr. Wolf leads NCCD’s involvement in Los Angeles County’s major juvenile justice system reform work. This includes guiding implementation of a new comprehensive model for high-risk youth that uses cognitive-behavioral treatment modalities and trauma-informed therapy in small-group settings. Emphasizing youth and family engagement, the work aims to ensure that youth leave the probation system with the capacity for success in their home communities. Decreasing the use of youth incarceration in Los Angeles is another goal of this work.
Community violence prevention, gang violence, girls and gangs, offender treatment programs, and youth and women’s involvement in the justice system are among Dr. Wolf’s research interests. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and covered by KQED’s “Forum” with Michael Krasny, This American Life, Mother Jones, and more.
Read more about Dr. Wolf’s professional background here, including a list of recent publications.