Jordan Bellquist is a Research Manager for the Crime Lab. In this role, Jordan works with several research teams coordinating project implementation, ensuring project compliance, building strong relationships with research partners, and supporting the data collection and analysis needs of research projects.
Prior to joining the Crime Lab, Jordan worked as a case manager in a diversion program funded by the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project, which aimed to prevent and end youth homelessness in Austin, Texas.
Jordan holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science in addition to a dual degree BA/BSc in Arabic Language and Literature and Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin.
Video about the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program
This video provides an overview of the Crime Lab’s evaluation of the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program, a program implemented by the community behavioral health provider Thresholds.
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Technical Assistance
The Crime Lab has provided technical assistance to Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services and its service providers to aid in their efforts to more strategically direct their prevention and intervention services to those individuals most in need.
Situational Decision-Making (Sit-D)
The Crime Lab and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) partnered to create and evaluate a behavioral science-informed training that helps improve officer decision-making in ambiguous, high-stress situations.
Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program (NADP)
The Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program (NADP), implemented by Thresholds, provides supportive interventions for individuals apprehended for drug possession and is the most extensive police-led drug diversion program in the United States.