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Affiliation | Western Oregon University
Email | [email protected]
Website | wou.edu/wp/vanderpylt/
Twitter | @TarynVanderPyl
Bio | Dr. Taryn VanderPyl is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences at Western Oregon University, Research Director of the Western Restorative Justice and Reentry Center (WRJRC), and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (R3). Her research focuses on interventions within and legislation concerning juvenile and adult corrections that affect reentry and recidivism, as well as addressing social hostility toward those with justice system involvement. Dr. VanderPyl’s earlier experiences as a high school special education teacher and consultant, as well as a foster parent, have contributed to her research and activism regarding disproportionate representations of vulnerable and marginalized populations in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Her work on affecting the outcomes of youth and adults in these systems has led to participation in numerous academic, behavioral, and reintegration programs in both juvenile and adult correctional facilities with a priority on emphasizing the voices of those seldom heard. Dr. VanderPyl has presented on behalf of her research participants and fellow change agents at multiple national and regional criminal justice conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals across various related fields of study.