Michael Finigan, Ph.D.
President and Senior Research Associate,
Chairman of the Board and Owner
Phone: (503) 243-2436, ext. 102
Fax: (503) 243-2454
Dr. Michael Finigan, President and Owner of NPC Research, has been involved in research and evaluation in the criminal justice arena since 1986. He also serves as Director of Policy Research and Director of Development. Dr. Finigan’s work has focused on substance abuse treatment and prevention for both adolescents and adults, particularly in criminal justice settings. He currently serves as Principal Investigator on a cost benefit evaluation of California drug courts.
Dr. Finigan’s previous work includes a national study of Family Treatment Drug Courts, evaluation of the Multnomah County (Oregon) drug court, a study of drug courts and Medicaid managed behavioral health care, evaluation of the effects of Proposition 36 for Santa Clara County in California, an evaluation of CSAP-funded State Incentive Grant for the state of Oregon, an evaluation of a CMHS/CSAT-funded jail diversion programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders, and a study of a CSAT-funded juvenile justice network intervention for adolescents with substance abuse problems. Additionally, he directed an evaluation of the STOP Drug Court Diversion Program and an evaluation of societal outcomes and cost savings of drug and alcohol treatment in the state of Oregon.
Dr. Finigan earned a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1979, founded the Social Science Research Center at the University of Wisconsin in 1982, and was a professor in Sociology at Willamette University from 1984 to 1990. In 1990, he founded Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc. (NPC Research), an Oregon-based research and evaluation firm.