Carrie Petrucci, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Carrie Petrucci, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Carrie Petrucci, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Research Scientist

M.S.W., University of California, Los Angeles, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Interventions
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Interventions
Phone: 562-927-2872
Fax: 562-860-8163
Research Interests

Carrie Petrucci, MSW, Ph.D. has over 15 years’ experience in evaluation research with local, state, and federal agencies. She specializes in evaluation in criminal justice and social welfare/social service collaborative settings, and evaluation of community college STEM programs. Dr. Petrucci’s areas of expertise include program development and evaluation using participatory and collaborative processes. She is also experienced with mixed methods data collection and analysis, qualitative analysis, implementation evaluation, and program fidelity. She has conducted evaluations in multiple areas including STEM and behavioral health programs in schools, Family Justice Centers, domestic violence courts, drug treatment and DUI courts, collaborative courts, re-entry fatherhood programs, impacts of incarceration on children and families, substance abuse treatment programs for youth and adults, programs for homeless adults, mental health programs, and juvenile justice programs. She has also carried out several multi-site projects with group concept mapping, a mixed methods approach, including use of the Concept Systems© software. She has conducted Federally funded SAMHSA CSAT and CMHS evaluations of local service grants for youth, adults, and families. She was the Co-Principal Investigator for a statewide evaluation of Family Justice Centers, and Principal Investigator for two statewide evaluations in California on child abuse treatment and law enforcement specialized child abuse units. Her publications include quantitative and qualitative analyses. She has also published several chapters on therapeutic jurisprudence, an interdisciplinary approach to the legal process.

Dr. Petrucci’s current projects share a common theme of working with low-income populations, an emphasis on linking program dosage and fidelity to program outcomes, and measurement of evidence-based practices. She was formerly a child protective services worker in Los Angeles and a community corrections program director in San Francisco.

Selected Publications
Petrucci, C. (2023). First They Have to Show Up: How Dads Back! Academy Successfully Engaged Formerly Incarcerated Fathers in a Responsible Fatherhood Program. Revista de Investigación en Educación, 21, 114-133.
Petrucci, C., & Rivera-Figueroa, A. (2022). STEM faculty mentoring and advising at an urban Hispanic-service community college. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Doi: 10.1080/10668926.2022.2056549.
Petrucci C (2017). Apology in the criminal justice setting: An update. Oñati Socio-Legal Series [online] 7 (3), 437-454.
Petrucci C (2013). Sanctions and rewards in DUI Court settings. Presented at a meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Alcohol, Other Drugs and Transportation Committee, Irvine, CA. Transportation Research Circular. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.
Petrucci C (2012). A Primer for Social Work Researchers on How to Conduct a Multinomial Logistic Regression. In W. Paul Vogt & R. Burke Johnson’s (Eds.) Correlation and Regression Analysis (pp. 193-205), Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods Series. New Delhi, India: Sage Publications.
Petrucci C (2012). Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Juvenile Court. In D. W. Springer and A. R. Roberts’ (Eds.) Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Petrucci C (2010). A descriptive study of a California domestic violence court: Program completion and recidivism. Victims & Offenders 5, 130-160.
Petrucci C (2009). A primer for social worker researchers on conducting a multinomial logistic regression. . Journal of Social Service Research 35, 2, 193-205.
Wu S, Mimura-Lazare A, Petrucci C, Kageyama N, Suh C (2009). Culturally competent practice with Cambodian and Korean families in Los Angeles: Results from a five-year replication project of the Family Connection program. Protecting Children 24, 3, 15-26.
Petrucci C (2007). Therapeutic jurisprudence in social work and criminal justice. In Albert R. Roberts and David W. Springer’s (Eds.) Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings, 3rd edition (pp. 287-299). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Petrucci C, Quinlan K (2007). Bridging the research-practice gap: Concept mapping as a mixed methods strategy in practice-based evaluation and research. Journal of Social Service Research 34, 2, 25-42.
Schma W, Kjervik D, Petrucci C, Scott C (2005). Therapeutic jurisprudence: Using the law to improve the public’s health. Special supplement. The Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics 33, 4, 59-63.
Hartley C, Petrucci C (2004). Practicing Culturally Competent Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Collaboration between Social Work and Law. Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 14, 133-181.
Petrucci C, Kirk S, Reid W (2004). Computer technology in social work practice and research. In Kenneth Yeager & Albert R. Roberts (Eds.) Handbook of Practice-Focused Research and Evaluation (pp. 85-94). NY: Oxford University Press.
Petrucci C, Roberts A (2004). Principles and Evidence of the Effectiveness of Family Treatment. In Al Roberts (Ed.) Juvenile Justice Sourcebook: Past, Present, and Future (pp. 339-364). NY: Oxford University Press.
Petrucci C, Rubin HT (2004). Juvenile Court. In Al Roberts (Ed.) Juvenile Justice Sourcebook: Past, Present, and Future (pp. 247-288). NY: Oxford University Press.