Family Drug Court Evaluation

Center on Children, Families and the Law
Faculty Advisor
Kelli Hauptman
Contact Email
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Start Date
5/8/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Hours Per Week

We are seeking an undergraduate student interested in research and in learning more about research in real world settings to collect data for the Lancaster County Family Treatment Drug Court (FTDC) Evaluation being conducted by the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children at UNL-Center on Children, Families and the Law (UNL-CCFL).  The FTDC was established by the Lancaster County Juvenile Court in 2014 as a mandatory drug court for families with allegations related to substance abuse by a parent.  Families in the FTDC track receive specialized services, more frequent meetings and court hearings and corrective measures.  UNL-CCFL is conducting an ongoing evaluation of the FTDC that examines its impact on case outcomes and on parents’ perceptions of the court and court process.  Data collection methods include conducting parent surveys in the courthouse after hearings at set time intervals throughout the life of the court case, both in FTDC and traditional court cases.  Data analysis will include entering data into SPSS and assisting researchers in analyzing trends and patterns. An ideal candidate would be detail oriented, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator.

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