Theresa Herrera Allen, Ph.D.

Researcher

Phone: (503) 243-2436 x 126

Fax: (503) 243-2454

Email: allen@npcresearch.com

Theresa Herrera Allen, Researcher, joined NPC in April 2006 to work on a project that examined the impact (including improvements in self-sufficiency and community adjustment along with reductions in subsequent drug use and criminal offending) and cost-benefit of transitional housing in a local community corrections system. Since then, she has worked on evaluations of drug courts nationwide, substance abuse treatment and suicide prevention in American Indian communities, civil right to counsel legal aid programs, college access programs in Oregon high schools and child abuse prevention programs. Dr. Herrera Allen has more than 15 years’ experience as a researcher and evaluator for programs related to substance abuse, at-risk youth and gang intervention.

Dr. Herrera Allen earned a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in Criminology. In April 2007 she completed her doctoral degree in Sociology at USC.

Note: Dr. Herrera Allen published under Theresa L. Allen prior to November 2009.

Projects, Publications, and Presentations

On this page you can access all the reports, publications, and projects relevant to specific staff and available to the public from NPC Research. In one of the fields below, enter a title, choose a type (project, publication, or presentation) from the drop-down menu, or choose a topic area from the drop-down. The results will sort automatically. Click on bold type for more information on any item of interest.

Title Type Category
Herrera Allen, T., & Mackin, J. R. (October 2016) Central Oregon Community Schools Outcomes Report 2015-16 Portland, OR: NPC Research
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publication Community Health, Youth Development
Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Evaluation project Other
POSE Character Building Training Evaluation Consultation project Youth Development
San Joaquin Re-entry Court Evaluation project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
NIJ Second Chance Act Reentry Courts project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation Youth Yellowhawk Tribal Health Clinic Circles of Hope Youth Suicide Prevention Project project Community Health
Clackamas County Adult Drug Court, Trauma-Informed Program, Enhancement Project project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Carey, S. M., Herrera Allen, T., Perkins, T., & Waller, M.S. (November 2013) A detailed cost evaluation of a juvenile drug court that follows the juvenile drug court model (16 strategies). Juvenile and Family Court Journal: Online, 64(4), 1–20. publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice
San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Evaluation of The Oregon Community Foundation’s Regional Action Initiative project Community Health
Carey, S. M., Herrera Allen, T., & Einspruch, E. L. (Sept. 2012) San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court Process and Outcome Evaluation. Submitted to San Joaquin County Collaborative Courts and the California Office of Traffic Safety. Portland, OR: NPC Research.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Evaluation of Family Building Blocks in Salem, Oregon project Early Childhood and Family Well-Being
Civil Right to Counsel, Phase II project Other
Evaluation of the Portland Metro Council of Camp Fire’s School-Based Program project Youth Development
Relief Nursery Return on Investment Study project Early Childhood and Family Well-Being
Finigan, M. W., Mackin, J. R., Herrera Allen, T., Waller, M. S., & Weller, J. M. (June 2010) Civil Right to Counsel, Phase II Pilot Study: Needs Assessment and Cost Elements. A report to the Northwest Justice Project & the Civil Right to Counsel Leadership and Support Initiative. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Other
10 Key Components Best Practices Study project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
10 Key Components of Drug Court Technical Assistance to SAMHSA Adult Drug Court Grantees project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Herrera Allen, T., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (Jan. 2010) Howard County District Court Drug Treatment Court Program Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Anne Arundel County Juvenile Treatment Court Outcome and Cost Evaluation.
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Herrera Allen, T., Waller, M. S., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (Jan. 2010) Baltimore County Juvenile Drug Court Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment
St. Mary’s County Juvenile Drug Court Outcome and Cost Evaluation.
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Herrera Allen, T., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (Jan. 2010) Montgomery County Adult Drug Court Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Herrera Allen, T., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (Jan. 2010) Anne Arundel County Juvenile Treatment Court Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Herrera Allen, T., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (Dec. 2009) Anne Arundel County DUI Court Program Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Herrera Allen, T., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W (Dec. 2009) Howard County District Court DUI Court Program Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Herrera Allen, T., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (Dec. 2009) Wicomico County Circuit Court Adult Drug Treatment Court Program Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Herrera Allen, T., Mackin, J. R., & Snoddy, A. M. (Sept. 2009) Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Methamphetamine Prevention Project: Draft Student Survey Report. NPC Research, Portland, OR.
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publication Community Health, Substance Abuse Prevention
Civil Right to Counsel Research Design project Other
Qualitative Evaluation of the ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) Program project Youth Development
Maryland Statewide Drug Court Evaluation project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Tillamook County Youth Link Evaluation project Community Health
Mackin, J. R., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., Waller, M. S., Weller, J. M., Aborn, J. A., Linhares, R., Allen, T. L., Carey, S. M., & Finigan, M. W. (June 2009) Baltimore City District Court Adult Drug Treatment Court 10-Year Outcome and Cost Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Worcel, S. D., Finigan, M. W., & Herrera Allen, T. (April 2009) Civil Right to Counsel Social Science Study Design Proposal. A Report to the Northwest Justice Project & the Civil Right to Counsel Leadership and Support Initiative. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Other
Mackin, J. R., Carey, S. M., Finigan, M. W., Allen, T. L., & James, D. (April 2009) Dorchester County (District) Adult Drug Treatment Court Process Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Carey, S. M., Finigan, M. W., Allen, T. L., & James, D. (Jan. 2009) Anne Arundel County (Circuit) Adult Drug Court Process Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Worcel, S. D., Burrus, S. W. M., Finigan, M. W., Sanders, M. B., & Allen, T. L. (Jan. 2009) A Study of Substance-Free Transitional Housing and Community Corrections in Washington County, Oregon. A report to the National Institute of Justice. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Findings in Brief /
publication Community Health, Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment
Washington County Community Corrections Substance-Free Transitional Housing Evaluation project Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Prevention
Mackin, J. R., Carey, S. M., Finigan, M. W., Allen, T. L., Linhares, R., & James, D. (Sept. 2008) Somerset County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Process Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Carey, S. M., Finigan, M. W., Allen, T. L., Linhares, R., & James, D. (Aug. 2008) Cecil County Adult Drug Treatment Court (Circuit Court) Process Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Burrus, S. W. M., & Allen, T. L. (June 2008) Washington County Women with Children Drug Treatment Court Process Evaluation. Unpublished technical report for Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment
Mackin, J. R., Carey, S. M., Finigan, M. W., Allen, T. L., Linhares, R., & James, D. (April 2008) Wicomico County Adult Drug Treatment Court (Circuit Court) Process Evaluation. A report to the Maryland Judiciary, Office of Problem-Solving Courts. NPC Research: Portland, OR.
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publication Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Washington County Adult Drug Court Evaluation project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Family Circle Program Evaluation project Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment