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About Gina M. Vincent

Gina Vincent, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Law & Psychiatry Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of the Evaluation Core for the Massachusetts Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts. She also is President of the National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP), a MacArthur Foundation Models for Change technical assistance center for assisting juvenile justice agencies with the selection and implementation of mental health and risk assessments. Dr. Vincent had a young investigator’s award from NIDA to conduct neuroimaging on youth with substance abuse problems. She also has received funding from NIMH, the MacArthur Foundation, and OJJDP for studies relevant to risk for reoffending and the implementation of risk assessment tools, mental health problems, and substance abuse among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She is author of the Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation: A Guidebook for Implementation manual designed to walk agencies through an effective implementation strategy for risk assessment. She has published, lectured, and presented research at over 100 international and national conferences and juvenile justice facilities in the areas of risk/needs assessment, adolescent substance abuse, and mental health symptoms in juvenile justice.


Present Director of Translational Law & Psychiatry Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Present Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • AAMC Early Career Women in Medicine Leadership Conference (2011)
  • American-Psychology Law Society Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award (2010)
  • Member: National Institute of Justice Workgroup on the Scientific Study of Early Adult Offending (2009)
  • UMass Psychiatry Junior Investigator Research Fellowship (2009)
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient - 3 Years
  • American Psychology-Law Society Dissertation Award (2003)

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
222 Maple Ave, Chang Building
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: (508) 856-8727
Fax: (508) 856-8605


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