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Dugan's research focuses on identifying evidence-based practices and translating them into policies and effective programs focused on underserved populations including opportunity youth and young adults. She has over 30 years of experience helping federal, state, and local governments and non-profit organizations design and improve their education and employment and training programs. Overarching themes in Dugan's writings include providing equitable opportunities for learning and development to support individuals and communities in thriving. She serves as a researcher and consultant at the American Institutes for Research.
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Helps key stakeholders in the education, health, and workforce sectors understand the types of violence that affect youth in the LAC region and how youth violence affects each sector. Illustrates integrated approaches—working across education, health, and workforce sectors—to reduce the effects of youth violence and offer evidence-based strategies to mitigate youth violence in these sectors.