T-Pederson is a Technical Research Assistant in MDRC’s Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. She currently works on the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternative to Contempt project. T-Pederson graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. At Brown, she worked as a research assistant in the psychology department and wrote an honors thesis on the impact of early life adversity on child development.
ProjectsMelanie Skemer, Dan Bloom, Dina A. R. Israel, Louisa Treskon, Douglas Phillips, Rebecca Behrmann, Caroline Mage, Jennifer (Jenny) Hausler, Yana Kusayeva, Cassandra T-Pederson, Jayce Helpley
The Office of Child Support Enforcement launched the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt ( PJAC ) demonstration to test the efficacy of incorporating procedural justice principles into child support practices as a cost-effective alternative to contempt. In this context, contempt is a legal action involving the use of civil court proceedings against...