Matthews Named to Kentucky Juvenile Justice Board

Dr. Betsy Matthews, an associate professor in criminal justice and police studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to a three-year term on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

Matthews, who joined EKU in 1999, coordinates the online bachelor’s degree program in corrections and juvenile justice studies and teaches courses in Offender Rehabilitation Strategies, The Offender in the Community, Delinquency Interventions, and Juvenile Justice System.

She has spent much of her career helping agencies to implement evidence-based practices by conducting program assessments and providing training and technical assistance. Her most recent writing and research focus on working effectively with girls in the juvenile justice system.

Matthews earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Miami University in Ohio, a master’s degree in behavioral science from Wright State University, and a doctoral degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Published on February 11, 2013