Hausler works in a technical and generalist capacity in MDRC’s Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area. Her current work includes data processing for the Families Forward Demonstration and the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt demonstration. Hausler holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a second major in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Hausler worked as a research assistant in the sociology department, and during her senior year, she wrote an honors thesis on the persistence of health care utilization behaviors from adolescence into young adulthood.
A Comparison of Approaches Informed by Procedural Justice and Traditional Enforcement in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt DemonstrationJune, 2022
The Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) project integrated procedural justice (the idea of fairness in processes) into enforcement at six child support agencies. This report compares the service and enforcement experiences of parents randomly assigned to receive PJAC services with those of parents assigned to business as usual.
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...Dan Bloom, Carolyn Hill, Caroline Schultz, Kyla Wasserman, Lily Freedman, Bret Barden, Jennifer (Jenny) Hausler
More than one-third of all children under 18 — about 24 million children — live in single-parent families, the vast majority headed by single mothers. Although there have been improvements (such as automatic deductions from paychecks) in collecting and distributing child support from noncustodial parents (those who do not have physical custody of their children), more...