Shannon M. Carey, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Research Expansion and Development
Senior Research Associate
Phone: (503) 243-2436, ext. 104
Fax: (503) 243-2454
Dr. Shannon Carey, Executive Vice President and Senior Research Associate at NPC Research, has worked in the areas of criminal justice and substance abuse treatment for over 10 years, particularly in the area of drug courts and cost analyses. Her experience includes managing, designing, and implementing evaluations of programs related to substance abuse prevention and treatment, and adult criminal justice and juvenile justice policy. Altogether, she has been involved in performing process, outcome and/or cost evaluations in over 100 adult, juvenile, family and DWI drug courts in California, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, Maryland, Missouri, Vermont, and Guam.
Dr. Carey has also performed several NIJ-funded projects including a detailed cost-benefit analysis of the drug court in Portland, Oregon; an examination of 10 years of data from the same Portland drug court; a study investigating changes in drug courts with the implementation of Prop 36 in California; and a paper exploring the 10 Key Components, outcomes, and cost in 18 drug courts in four different states. She is currently involved in building Web-based tools in California and Michigan that drug courts can use to determine their own costs and benefits. Dr. Carey has also acted as consultant for the Portland Police Bureau on economic crime (such as identity theft) and juvenile offender issues. As Project Coordinator for the Risk Screening and Assessment Project of the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors’ Association (OJDDA), she was responsible for developing and implementing a statewide set of instruments for use with juvenile offenders and youths at risk of juvenile justice involvement.
Dr. Carey is a faculty member at the National Drug Court Institute and is a member of the American Evaluation Association, the Oregon Program Evaluators Network, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and the American Society of Criminology. Dr. Carey earned her Ph.D. from Portland State University in Systems Science and Applied Psychology.