Fredrick Butcher, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

PhD, Kent State University
BS, Kent State University

Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel
Community Studies Center
Room 221
11402 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Fredrick Butcher is Research Assistant Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and a Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education. His research involves a number of projects around juvenile justice diversion and criminal justice policy analysis. Through these projects, Dr. Butcher seeks to help state and local criminal justice agencies to better serve justice-involved individuals by implementing policies based in evidence. Dr. Butcher’s work has been published in a number of criminal justice and social work journals.

More on Fredrick Butcher

  • Juvenile Justice Diversion Works, Begun Center Research Shows
    by Samantha Cocco on August 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Researchers from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Krystel Tossone, PhD, and Fredrick Butcher, PhD, published “Examining the impact of a juvenile justice diversion program for youth with behavioral health concerns on early adulthood recidivism” in this month’s Child and Youth Services Review. Barbara Marsh from the Board of Public […]

  • Fred Butcher is Talking Research on February 13
    by Mandel School on February 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Fred Butcher, Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School and Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, will be talking about The Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Sentencing in Ohio: Intended and Unintended Consequences. The talk will take place Tuesday, February 13th, 12:45 PM-1:45 PM in the Mandel School Building, […]

  • Poly-victimization Across Social Contexts
    by Begun Center on January 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Fred Butcher, Senior Research Associate, and colleagues recently published an article examining childhood exposure to violence across social contexts. Nationally, a large proportion of youth experience exposure to violence (ETV) in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods and research has consistently shown that ETV is linked to symptoms of trauma. Juvenile justice-involved youth are particularly at risk […]