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Bio: Jill Farrell is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) and research faculty for The Institute. Dr. Farrell’s background and interests concentrate on improving experiences and outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She currently provides research support and technical assistance in the development and implementation of a statewide evidence-based case management model for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). She is also the lead evaluator for Maryland’s prioritized evidence-based programs, focusing on the use of data to improve program implementation and effectiveness. Dr. Farrell has expertise in advanced statistical methods, and she has managed and analyzed data at all stages of case processing for DJS. Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Dr. Farrell conducted applied policy research at the University of Maryland’s Innovations Institute, Institute for Governmental Service and Research, the Urban Institute, and the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy. She holds both a Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Maryland, and a B.A. with distinction in Psychology from Boston College.