Research opportunity for 2018-2019!
This research opportunity is for students interested in the juvenile justice system or forensic psychology. The project involves a partnership between MSU (under the leadership of Dr. Cait Cavanagh) and a local juvenile court system. At the court, each youth who commits a crime is administered a risk assessment, which shows areas of unmet need and how likely the youth is to commit another crime. The project has expanded to include a measure for juvenile sex offenders, families involved in the abuse/neglect division of the court, and youth with mental health needs.
Selected students will be able to:
-Create an independent research project
-Present at a national conference
-Pursue opportunities for publication
-Receive a personalized letter of recommendation
The available position involves:
-Basic data entry
-Working with court probation officers for data collection
-Must be available to work during summer, fall, and spring semesters (2018-2019), totalling a full calendar year
-Must be able to take independent study or similar credit (e.g. PSY/CJ 490/491 or a similar course)
-Must have 8-10 hours of availability per week for individual work, including transportation to a local courthouse
-Must be available on Wednesday afternoons for mandatory meetings with court officials
-Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more, please contact Kaitlyn Rines at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please visit www.theadjustlab.com for more information about Dr. Cavanagh’s research. Thank you for your interest!