Margaret Baughman-Sladky  |  Senior Research Associate

baughman-sladkyMargaret Baughman-Sladky, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Her work with the Begun Center currently includes the role of Principal Investigator for several Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Municipal Courts with specialized dockets focusing on addiction, mental health and veterans. This research will determine the effectiveness of supportive services, treatment and specialty court dockets on participants.

Dr. Baughman-Sladky has reported on the areas of substance abuse, mental health, community-based corrections and long-term recidivism, and family health indicators including access to medical care, housing, and parental supports. She has evaluated a variety of programs that focused on substance use, mental health, criminal justice diversion programs (e.g.; Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veteran’s Court), and homelessness. Her work has been funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Bureau of Justice Affairs, the Family and Children First Council of Summit County, the Corrections Planning Board of Cuyahoga County, and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, and other local, state and federal funders.

Margaret is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron. She has taught courses such as Advanced Research methods and History of Urban Development at the master’s level.

Her professional interests include using theory to improve programming and outcomes in the areas of substance abuse prevention; substance abuse treatment; mental health treatment; criminal justice diversion programming; violence prevention; program evaluation; and policy analysis.

She received the Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the Future Award and is a member of the American Evaluators Association, the American Public Health Association and Women in Higher Education.

Medication Assisted Treatment: Experiences from the Field
Perspectives on Social Work; 2017.

Adolescent Delinquency and Violent Behavior
in Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment, 2nd edition
Springer Press; 2015.

“Medication Assisted Treatment in Ohio Drug Courts: Ohio Drug Courts: Lesson Learned”
Ohio’s 2016 Opiate Conference: Advancing Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery

“Medication Assisted Treatment in Ohio Drug Courts: Ohio Drug Courts: Lesson Learned”
Anaheim, CA at National Association of Drug Court Professionals Event

“Cleveland Municipal Drug Courts: Client Outcomes”
Rocky River, OH at Annual Cleveland Drug Court Advisory Board

“Medication Assisted Treatment in Ohio Drug Courts: Ohio Drug Courts: Lesson Learned”
Columbus, OH at Ohio Supreme Court Medication Assisted Treatment Symposium

“The Cuyahoga County Veteran Court Client”
Cleveland, OH at Court Common Pleas Veteran Court Team Event

“The Cuyahoga County Co-Occuring Recovery Court Client”
Cleveland, OH at Court Common Pleas Veteran Court Team Event

“The Opiate and Heroin Epidemic: The Changing Face of Ohio’s Criminal”
Toledo, OH at UMADAOP Conference

“Greater Cleveland Drug Court Expansion: Participant Progress”
Cleveland, OH at Greater Cleveland Municipal Drug Court Advisory Workshop

“The Opiate and Heroin Epidemic: Ohio’s New Criminal”
Akron, OH at Summit County Children Services Event

“Ohio’s Addiction Treatment Pilot Program: Evaluation Activities”
Columbus, OH at OhioMHAS ATTP Learning Collaborative

“Ohio’s Addiction Treatment Pilot Program: High Risk Indicators Reported at Intake”
Columbus, OH at OhioMHAS ATTP Learning Collaborative