Teri Deal is a Principal Court Management Consultant at the National Center for State Courts where she focuses on child, youth, and family justice with a specific emphasis on implementing and evaluating court practices, continuous quality improvement, and systems change efforts. Prior to joining NCSC, Ms. Deal spent nearly a decade as a researcher at the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), the research arm of the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Her work there primarily focused on supporting juvenile justice systems, courts, agencies, and programs to collect and use data to improve outcomes for youth and families. Ms. Deal lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, two sons, and golden retriever, Gus. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Community Engagement at Point Park University researching school-justice partnerships.

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