Christina L. Riggs Romaine, PhD
Dr. Christina L. Riggs Romaine received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology at Drexel University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in collaboration with the Department of Youth Services, where she worked as an evaluator and service provider in pre- and post-adjudication facilities, before working as a full-time forensic evaluator in the MA Juvenile Court Clinics where she regularly conducted evaluations of adjudicative competence, risk, and mental state at the time of the offense. Dr. Riggs Romaine is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College in MA and provides clinical training to clinical interns, post-doctoral clinicians, and experienced evaluators. Her research focuses on juveniles’ legal rights and risk-taking, with a focus on adjudicative competence. Her work has also examined bias and the implications of descriptive language about race and ethnicity in the context of evaluations for the courts. She is also an Associate with National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP). In this role, Dr. Riggs Romaine has provided consultation and training to clinicians and juvenile justice stakeholders in 14 states on juvenile adjudicative competence, risk assessment, and quality implementation of evidence-based practices.