Research Analyst, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Henderson’s research focuses on evaluations of criminal justice policies, programs, and systems as well as employment and training, noncustodial parent, and youth development programs. She plays a central role in multiple aspects of the Pretrial Justice Collaborative project, a study of pretrial supervision techniques and court appearance rates in eight jurisdictions across the country. She also works as the lead analyst for the impact evaluation of  New York City’s Supervised Release program, a bail alternative intended to reduce the use of pretrial detention and reliance on money bail while ensuring defendants’ appearance in court and maintaining public safety, and serves as a data manager for the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt demonstration, a random assignment study testing new approaches to working with noncustodial parents who have fallen behind in their child support payments. Across these projects, Henderson’s responsibilities include managing the acquisition, processing, and analysis of multiple data sources; research design; impact analysis; the collection of qualitative data through on-site observations, document reviews, and interviews; and report writing; Her past projects include the Youth Villages Transitional Living Program Evaluation and an evaluation of the Re-Integration of Ex-Offenders Program. Henderson earned a BA in sociology from Cornell University and is currently a doctoral student in the Sociology Department of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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