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OJJDP Affiliate Researcher Andrea Sedlak Receives Child Welfare Research Award

February 4, 2011

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Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D., Vice President and Associate Director of Westat, and a long-term grantee with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), received the 2011 A. Clayton Hughes Child Welfare Research Award. The Hughes award goes to a child welfare researcher whose work "exemplifies intellectual integrity and moral courage in transcending social and political barriers to promote best practice in child welfare."

Over the course of her career, Sedlak has authored a number of OJJDP bulletins and led some of OJJDP's prominent studies, including the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement and the National Incidence Studies of Missing Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART). OJJDP celebrates Sedlak's contributions to the juvenile justice field and is honored to have her as a colleague.


For more information about the A. Clayton Hughes Child Welfare Award, visit www.narccw.com/CWPolicy/awards.htm.


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