Northwestern University Fellowship Funds Longitudinal Study of Health Care Needs of Juvenile Delinquents

Analysis of data on adolescent substance abuse and delinquency

In 1995, researchers at Northwestern University launched the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal survey tracking the health care needs and outcomes of youth from the Cook County (Chicago) juvenile justice system.

In 2003, Northwestern established a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at its Feinberg School of Medicine to train a recent Ph.D. recipient in the skills necessary to study high-risk populations.

Key Results

  • The fellow, Jason Washburn, Ph.D., co-wrote four journal articles and papers for eight presentations at professional meetings during his fellowship.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which had provided partial support for the Northwestern Juvenile Project (see Program Results on ID# 041942), provided an unsolicited grant of $129,999 to support the fellowship.