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Will Johnson Faculty Profile

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Will  Johnson

Assistant Prof

Department of Sociology & Social Services

  • A.B Political Science/Public Administration, UC Berkeley
  • M.S.W. Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
  • PhD. Social Welfare,C Berkeley
Fall Semester 2018
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
SOC 39007Research MethodsW6:00PM9:45PMMI-3092Hayward Campus View Books
SOC 41001Child Welfare PolicyTTH1:15PM2:55PMMI-4019Hayward Campus View Books
SOC 43001Social PolicyTTH3:15PM4:55PMMI-2064Hayward Campus View Books

W. Johnson (2011) The Validity and Utility of the California Family Risk Assessment Under Practice Conditions in the Field:  A Prospective Study.  Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. 35 (2011) 18–28.

W. Johnson (2006) The risk assessment wars: A Commentary Response to “Evaluating the effectiveness of actuarial risk assessment models” by Donald Baumann, J. Randolph Law, Janess Sheets, Grant Reid, and J. Christopher Graham, Children and Youth Services Review, 27, pp. 465–490.  Children and Youth Services Review, 28, 704– 714.

W. Johnson (2006) Post-battle skirmish in the risk assessment wars: Rebuttal to the Response of Baumann and colleagues to criticism of their paper, “Evaluating the effectiveness of actuarial risk assessment models”.  Children and Youth Services Review 28, 1124–1132.

W. Johnson (2005).   Effects of a Research-Based Risk Assessment on Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Service Provision Decisions.  In Race Matters In Child Welfare: The Overrepresentation of African Americans in the System, Derezotes, D. M., Poertner, J., and Testa, M. F., eds.  CWLA Press, Washington D. C. 

T. Higgins and W. Johnson (1999).  Evaluating Transportation Programs:  Neglected Principles.  Transportation 26, 323-336.

W. Johnson (1996).  Risk assessment research:  Progress and future directions.  Protecting Children, 12(2), 14-18.

W. Johnson with T. Clancy, (1991).  Efficiency in behavior-changing social programs:  The case of in-home child abuse prevention.  Administration in Social Work 15(1), 105-118.

W. Johnson with J. Sheurman, (1993).  Debate #7:  Will computer-based expert systems improve decisions made about children?  In Controversial Issues in Child Welfare, Gambril, E., and Stein, T. J., eds., pp. 109-121.  Allyn & Bacon, Boston.

W. Johnson with J. L'Esperance, (1984).  Predicting the recurrence of child abuse.  Social Work Research & Abstracts, 20(2), 19-26.

Presenter, 9th National Structured Decision Making Conference, Sacramento California, October, 2008.  Held under the auspices of the Children’s Research Center, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the California Department of Social Services.

Presenter, 7th National Structured Decision Making Conference, Portsmouth New Hampshire, October, 2006.  Held under the auspices of the Children’s Research Center, National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Symposium Presenter with Prof. Eileen Gambrill, Sixth International Campbell Collaboration Colloquium, Los Angeles, February, 2006.  Held under the auspices of the School of Social Work, University of Southern California.

Presenter at the 6th (2001) and 8th (2003) International Conferences on Family Violence held in San Diego under the auspices of the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute, the Children’s Institute International, and Alliant International University.

Presenter at 11 of 13 National CPS Risk Assessment Roundtables held in San Francisco from 1987 through 2000, under the auspices of the American Humane Association, Children’s Division, and the former American Public Welfare Association.

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