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SoHE Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan Receives UW2020 Grant

Julie PoehlmannJulie Poehlmann-Tynan was awarded a UW2020 grant for her project Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents and their Children through Enhanced Jail Visits. UW2020 is a research funding program that promotes highly innovative research at UW-Madison over the next 5 years. The goal of the program is to support research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative. Poehlmann-Tynan was one of 17 projects that have been chosen to join UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative cohort. The final projects were reviewed by 125 faculty and academic staff from 10 schools and colleges.

Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan’s research focuses on issues related to incarcerated parents and their children. The goal of her UW2020 project is to bring transformative change through enhanced jail visits. The intervention will focus on fostering positive family interactions through coaching during jail and home visits, creating family friendly and child appropriate spaces for jail visits, and promoting other correctional systems and facility-level changes that support child-parent contact such as offering in-home visits via laptops.

Co-investigators for the UW2020 grant are, HDFS Assistant Professor Maggie Kerr, CS Professor Emeritus Karen Holden, DS Faculty Associate Lesley Sager, Sociology’s Mike Massoglia, and Social Work’s Paja Charles.