Denise Dancy

Ms. Dancy is a Court Research Associate in the Research Division of the NCSC.  She concurrently received, with honors, her B.A. in Sociology and a career certification in Telecommunications and Internet Programming.  Work prior to coming to the NCSC included coordinating diversion and court-ordered programs for at-risk and court-involved youth, and providing technology training to community and government organizations. She has also been widely involved in numerous community organizations centered on child/family needs, advocacy and court processes – including as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Her work at the NCSC has included Judicial Education on Substance Abuse, Evaluating Blended Sentencing of Juveniles in Minnesota, Evaluation of the Virginia Alcohol and Safety Action Program , and Family Violence Forum newsletter and has co-authored the Developing a Domestic Violence Policy for the Workplace manual. Other NCSC work centers on judicial selection,  judicial campaign conduct, judicial training on victims’ rights,  Extending Project Passport and the coordination of inter- and intrastate protective orders.

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