Julie Finn has been with CJI for over ten years and works on projects that support efforts to improve juvenile and criminal justice programs, policies, and services. Specific areas of focus include ways to use data to inform decision making, action research, information management, and project management. Julie leads multiple projects that help agencies and stakeholders implement evidence-based practices in ways that are feasible for each partner, while also continuously moving them towards greater adherence to best practices. For seven years Julie provided technical assistance to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services in their implementation of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). During her work with them, she was awarded the Massachusetts JDAI “Unsung Hero” award for her efforts to increase the capacity of JDAI partners to make data-driven decisions for youth in the juvenile justice system. Julie is committed to working with partners and stakeholders to improve systems and processes and to understand the challenges of implementing research-based practices in the field. Julie graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government.
Phone number: 617-482-2520 ext. 113