Dr. Amy Bacharach

Class of 2010

Dr. Amy Bacharach is a Senior Research Analyst with the Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children, and the Courts (CFCC). She works primarily in the areas of juvenile justice and collaborative justice (e.g., drug courts, mental health courts, girls’ courts), specializing in evidence-based practices, and on human trafficking issues, particularly as they relate to the justice and court systems. She has conducted extensive research on collaborative justice and juvenile issues, including runaway behavior, substance abuse, and survival sex and human trafficking in adolescents, and has authored numerous articles and reports and a book chapter. In addition to her work with CFCC, she is an adjunct professor and is in the process of writing a book on the Pacific Islander forensic population. Originally from Philadelphia, Amy has lived in France and Mexico City and enjoys traveling around the world to learn how culture affects women’s and children’s human rights. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Award in Egypt to study women’s experiences with a new law allowing them to ask for divorce, and she has served on boards of local community organizations dedicated to women’s rights and preventing human trafficking. In her free time, she competes in a monthly cupcake baking competition and shares her thoughts on travel and everything else on her mind on her blogs and online writing. Amy holds a Ph.D. in forensic psychology and a certificate in organizational development.

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