Lily Freedman
Research Associate, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Freedman’s research focuses on programs that provide employment services, programs that serve young people, and reforms in the criminal justice system. She is primarily responsible for quantitative analysis design and management; she has also held roles in survey design, random assignment system setup, and visits to research sites to study program implementation. Freedman is the lead author of the report on Breaking Barriers, and co-authored the reports on the Families Forward Demonstration and PACE Center for Girls. Her current projects include Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES), the Pretrial Justice Collaborative, and the Roca Baltimore Study. Before coming to MDRC, she worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Binghamton University.