Erin Jacobs
Valentine
Research Associate

Valentine is a research associate in MDRC’s Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area and her work focuses primarily on evaluations of criminal justice programs and policies. Currently, Valentine does project management, research design, impact analysis, and data management for a number of projects: the Supervised Release Evaluation, a quasi-experimental evaluation of an alternative to money bail in New York City; the Public Safety Assessment Evaluation, a study of changes resulting from criminal justice reforms, including the introduction of risk-based pretrial assessments, in five jurisdictions; and the Building Bridges and Bonds Evaluation, a random assignment evaluation of parenting, employment, and behavioral services for former prisoners and fathers. Her previous MDRC projects include the Summer Youth Employment Program Evaluation, the Changing Attitudes and Motivation in Parolees Study, the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation, the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Evaluation, the Second Chance Act Evaluation, the Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ (HtE) Demonstration and Evaluation, the Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration, the Youth Transition Demonstration, and the Evaluation of the Riker’s Island Single Stop Program. Valentine holds a PhD in sociology from Princeton University.