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Kayla Bates

Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD

Kayla Bates is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. Her master’s thesis, titled, “The Analysis of Trauma-Informed Risk Assessments Within a Juvenile Justice System in a Midwest State,” focused on intersectionality and adverse childhood experiences questions within juvenile risk assessments. She currently works as a research assistant for Dr. Natasha Frost investigating various parts of the correctional system. Kayla’s research interests involve examining how adverse childhood experiences impact adult incarcerated males and how correctional facilities utilize trauma-informed care.

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