Douglas Young is a Research Associate with the University of Maryland Center for Applied Policy Studies. He recently joined CAPS after spending more than a dozen years with the Vera Institute in New York City. Mr. Young has spent most of the past 15 years conducting research in substance abuse, corrections, and the courts and is currently conducting studies aimed at developing new methods for assessing the integrity of justice-based treatment programs, and for employing research findings to advance program design and implementation. His recent work includes studies on the effectiveness of coerced treatment and courts' use of new treatment alternatives, and program evaluations of community corrections programs, prison treatment, and new case management models aimed at reducing drug-related harms among families of crime-involved drug users. An experimental psychologist by training, Mr. Young has also a long-running interest in making research methods and products useful to practitioners and policy makers.