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Lorraine C. Taylor

Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Institute

Dr. Lorraine C. Taylor is Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Institute, located in the Department of Criminal justice at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. In this role, Lorraine leads efforts to influence juvenile justice policy and practice by providing and supporting quality research, information, and technical assistance to youth system actors. Her work is guided by a “ecological systems” approach that evaluates how institutional, community, and individual level factors influence youth outcomes. She has a B.S. from Howard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Taylor participated in the first Square One Roundtable convening “Examining the History of Racial and Economic Inequality: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.”