Carrie Pettus-Davis

Associate Professor - Founding Director, Institute for Justice Research & Development
Carrie Pettus-Davis

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Ph.D., 2011, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Social Work
M.S.W., 2001, University of Kansas; Social Work
B.S.W., 1999, University of Kansas; Social Work
B.A., 1999, University of Kansas; Psychology

Pettus-Davis, C., Renn, T., & Motley, R*. (Online First, 2018). Conceptual model to guide practice and research in the development of trauma interventions for men releasing from incarceration. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
Pettus-Davis, C. Doherty, E.E., Veeh, C. Drymon, C*. (2017). Deterioration of social support for emerging adults post-incarceration. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 1-23. doi/pdf/10.1177/0093854817721936
Pettus-Davis, C., Veeh, C., Davis, M*., Tripodi, S. (2017) Gender differences in social support among men and women releasing from prison. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1-22, doi/pdf/10.1177/0265407517705492
Veeh, C., Renn, T., & Pettus-Davis, C. (2017). Promoting reentry well-being: A novel assessment tool for individualized service assignment in prisoner reentry programs. Social Work.
Pettus-Davis, C., Dunnigan, A.*, Veeh, C., Howard, M.O., Scheyett, A.M., Roberts-Lewis, A. (2017). Enhancing social support post-incarceration: Results from a pilot randomized controlled trial, Journal of Clinical Psychology. Online first. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22442
Pettus-Davis, C. Howard, M., Dunnigan, A.*, Scheyett, A., & Roberts-Lewis, A. (2015). Using randomized controlled trials to evaluate interventions for releasing prisoners. Research on Social Work Practice, 26, 35-43.

Co-edited: Epperson, M.W., & Pettus-Davis, C. (Eds). (2017). Smart Decarceration: Achieving criminal justice transformation in the 21st Century. NY: Oxford University Press.

Vaughn, M., Pettus-Davis, C., & Shook, J. (2012). Conducting research in juvenile and criminal justice settings: Issues and Strategies. Oxford University Press.

2018 – 2026 Co-Principal Investigator. A Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Communities and Interactive Journaling Substance Use Disorder Treatments: Research on Reductions in Recidivism and Social Spending. Laura and John Arnold Foundation ($480,624).
2018-2020 Principal Investigator. Multistate Randomized Controlled Trial of the 5 Key Model for Reentry. Funders: University Fund and Charles Koch Foundation ($4,000,000)
2016-2018 Co-Principal Investigator. Advancing the Implementation and Rigorous Testing of Deferred Prosecution Programs: A Multisite Study. Laura and John Arnold Foundation. ($361,572)