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Caroline Cooper

Director, Justice Programs Office
Department of Justice, Law and Society

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Research Professor and Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project
  • Caroline Cooper has been involved with the provision of technical assistance, evaluation, and training services to courts and other adjudication system agencies engaged in judicial improvement efforts. She has also been a practicing attorney, an assistant public defender, and has written numerous publications addressing a variety of judicial system issues relating to the management of criminal, civil, juvenile and family matters. Her most recent publications have addressed topics relating to drug courts, civil and criminal differentiated case management, and strategies courts are using to manage their caseloads, and include: the multi volume reports of the 1997 and 2000 National Drug Court Surveys; Drug Case Management and Treatment Intervention Strategies in the State and Local Courts; BJA Differentiated Case Management Program Brief; and Guidebook for Implementing a Differentiated Case Management System.
  • Degrees

    J.D. American University
    M.A. Howard University
    B.A. Smith College

  • Brandywine - 100

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Area of Expertise: Criminal and civil judicial administration; administration of family matters: abuse and neglect, domestic violence; juvenile justice systems; indigent defense delivery systems; juvenile, family, tribal, and adult drug courts; court emergency preparedness planning; jail crowding; alternative dispute resolution; drug courts, including adult, juvenile, family, and tribal/healing to wellness courts; continuity of operations planning (COOP) for courts and justice agencies; pandemic and public health preparedness planning for court and justice agencies

Additional Information: Caroline S. Cooper has written extensively on topics relating to drug courts, caseflow management (including differentiated case management), court emergency preparedness, indigent defense services, and related areas of state and local justice system operations. The Justice Programs Office at American University provides technical assistance, research, and technology transfer services to domestic and foreign governments, agencies, and organizations. The office has conducted more than 1,800 technical assistance, research, training, and evaluation projects. It provides technical assistance, research, and technology transfer services to domestic and foreign governments, agencies, and organizations.

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