Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Administrator

J vanWormer

Jacqueline van Wormer, Ph.D.
Jacqueline van Wormer is the Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Administrator. She also holds Adjunct Faculty member appointments at Gonzaga University and Washington State University. Prior to her appointment as Criminal Justice Administrator, she served as an Assistant Professor at Washington State University in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Dr. van Wormer held various positions in the criminal justice field, including serving as the MacArthur Foundation Coordinator for the Benton/Franklin Counties Juvenile Court, Intervention Services Manager, Probation Supervisor and Coordinator for both the Adult and Juvenile Drug programs in Benton/Franklin Counties. Dr. van Wormer has extensive experience in building and measuring fidelity models for court and social service programs. Dr. van Wormer is a Faculty member for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) and has served as a contractor for the Center for Children and Youth Justice (Seattle). She has lectured and trained extensively across the country on issues related to courts, criminal justice and pretrial reform, adolescent brain development and the drug court model. Dr. van Wormer has worked with hundreds of planning and operational drug court teams to assist in technical assistance, facilitation and training of courts.

Dr. van Wormer has taught courses in Program Evaluation; Criminal Courts; Juvenile Justice; Drugs, Alcohol and Crime; Ethics; Corrections; Violence Against Women. Dr. van Wormer has over two dozen published articles, book chapters and technical reports focused on risk/need tool development, court model fidelity, detention alternatives, effective treatment options for offenders, and collaboration among social service agencies.

Dr. van Wormer received her Ph.D. in 2010 from Washington State University. Current areas of study and research focus on measuring implementation challenges in the use of evidence-based practices; bail and pretrial justice reform, juvenile justice trends, interagency collaborative partnership “drift” within court models; and improving predictive validity of risk/need tools. Dr. van Wormer can be reached at jvanwormer@spokanecounty.org or 509-477-5773 
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