Prevention Science + Digital Tools + Support = Successful Kids


The UW Center for Communities That Care distributes the CTC PLUS system. We help communities learn about CTC and install it — and offer personalized support in its implementation.

The CTC system consists of web workshops filled with instructional videos, materials, and our latest research, along with ongoing strategic consultation and coaching support to communities and states.

CTC was developed by J. David Hawkins, PhD, and Richard F. Catalano PhD, through decades of research and collaboration with communities across the country.


People & Organizations

Kevin Haggerty, MSW PhD
Director, Center for Communities That Care

Kevin Haggerty, MSW Ph.D.

Dr. Haggerty is the Director of the Center and the Social Development Research Group (SDRG). He has led intervention research at SDRG for nearly 30 years. Dr. Haggerty has conducted numerous studies in community settings with collaborating community coalitions, school districts, juvenile institutions, and drug treatment agencies.

Blair Brooke-Weiss, MSPH
Senior Communities That Care Specialist

Blair Brooke-Weiss, MSPH

Ms. Brooke-Weiss leads the Center’s training and coaching core. She is a certified Communities That Care trainer and coach. She has extensive experience providing CTC workshops and proactive technical assistance to community leaders, boards and coalitions.


Dalene Dutton, MS
Communities That Care SpecialistDalene Dutton, MS

Prior to joining SDRG in 2015, Ms. Dutton coordinated the activities of a Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition in Maine for 12 years. A certified CTC Master Trainer and coach, Ms. Dutton has been proactively assisting communities across North and South America with implementation of the CTC model since 2011.

Jaclynn Sagers
Communities That Care SpecialistJaclynn Sagers

Ms. Sagers supports the Center’s Evidence2Success communities in Alabama and Utah. She is a certified Communities That Care trainer and coach. Prior to her current role, she worked for several years as a community coordinator installing CTC in one of the original Community Youth Development Study communities.

J. David Hawkins, PhD
CTC Co-Developer

J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.

Dr. Hawkins has studied the etiology and prevention of problem behaviors among children and adolescents for over 30 years. He is internationally known for his research on delinquency and substance abuse prevention. Dr. Hawkins is Emeritus Endowed Professor of Prevention at the University of Washington, School of Social Work and was the founding director of the Social Development Research Group.

Richard F. Catalano, PhD
CTC Co-Developer

Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.

Dr. Catalano’s career spans over 30 years of research, program development and testing focused on prevention and youth development. Dr. Catalano is Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Washington, School of Social Work and former director of the Social Development Research Group.



Social Development Research Group
The Center for Communities That Care is part of the Social Development Research Group, an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners united in a common mission to understand and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development among children, adolescents and young adults…» Visit website


Why CTC Works

The CTC models allows us to look through the lens of data to create systematic change…


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