Hutchins oversees MDRC’s publications, website, press, marketing, and information dissemination functions. He also helps maintain relationships with federal, state, and local policymakers; national associations; public interest and advocacy groups; foundations; and other research organizations. Hutchins came to MDRC in 2004 with more than 15 years of experience as a communications professional and policy analyst at a variety of social and health policy organizations, including the Center for Law and Social Policy, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and the Family Impact Seminar. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Iowa.
ProjectsJean Grossman, Dan Bloom, Barbara S. Goldman, John Hutchins, Jared Smith, Frieda Molina, Virginia Knox, Clinton Key, Bret Barden, Jessica Kopsic, Rebecca Schwartz, Emily Marano, Sophia Sutcliffe, Helen Lee
Many human services programs require that applicants complete a series of steps — from providing eligibility to arranging transportation and child care — in order to benefit from services. Program designers often assume that individuals carefully consider their options and make the best decisions for their personal circumstances. Over the past 30 years, however,...