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Julie Baldwin Research Professor Department of Justice, Law and Criminology

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Research - Justice Programs Office
Research Professor - Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
PhD - University of Florida (2009-2013)
MA - John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2006-2007)
BA - University of North Florida (2001-2004)

Julie Marie Baldwin, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University. She specializes in translational and evaluation research with a focus on courts, substance use and misuse, and subcultures including the military, law enforcement, and gangs. Her current research projects are funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, the Office of Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney, and the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. These projects include RCTs and multisite evaluations, requiring primary data collection. She has obtained over $46 million in funding as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator.

Dr. Baldwin is an internationally recognized expert on veterans treatment courts (VTCs) and continues to pioneer VTC research. She disseminates her work to a broad audience through peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, reports, and presentations. To date, she has visited more than 50 VTCs across the country and is actively working with 19 VTC programs. Dr. Baldwin is also the co-founder and co-president of the Veterans Treatment Court Research Consortium and served as editor of the Veterans Justice and Mental Health Newsletter for BJA’s National Drug Court Resource Center.

Dr. Baldwin is the Second Vice President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice and serves on the Editorial Board for Justice Quarterly and The Division of Corrections and Sentencing Handbook. She previously served as Director at Large for the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Editor in Chief of Drug Court Review, Editor of the Veterans Justice and Mental Health Newsletter for BJA’s National Drug Court Resource Center, and Guest Editor of the Drug Court Review's Veterans Treatment Court Issue. She was awarded the Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s 2020 Academy New Scholar Award.

Prior to her promotion to research professor, Dr. Baldwin was the Associate Director, Research in the Justice Programs Office and a Scholar in Residence in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University (2018-2020) and an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University (2015-2018) and the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2013-2015). She earned her PhD in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of Florida in 2013. Before entering her doctoral program, she was a court analyst for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division (2008-2009) and a paralegal and Freedom of Information Law administrator for Appeals Bureau of the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office (2007-2008). She obtained her MA in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminal Law & Procedure from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2007) and BA in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida (2004).
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