Louisa Treskon
Louisa Treskon
Senior Associate
Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Treskon primarily serves as an implementation and cost researcher for MDRC’s evaluations of programs serving populations with barriers to employment, particularly young adults who are not working or in school. Among her primary responsibilities are designing implementation research projects and data-collection instruments, managing project teams, and designing cost analyses. Her current work includes evaluations of Annie E. Casey’s Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP), the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) project, and the Strengthening the Link into College and Careers project. Past projects include the PACE Center for Girls, the Children’s Institute, Inc., and YouthBuild. Treskon holds an MA in international affairs from The George Washington University and an MS in applied social research from Hunter College. Before working at MDRC, Treskon worked in program development for several nonprofit organizations serving low-income populations.

Products

Report

Implementation, Impact, and Cost Findings from the New York City P-TECH 9-14 Schools Evaluation

Report

Results from the Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration

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A Map of Evidence and Opportunities

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Lessons from an Implementation Study of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration

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An Analysis of Programs Serving Young People Not Connected to School or Work

Brief

Partnering with Young People to Study Persistence and Engagement in the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential Initiative

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Promising Results from a Bridge-to-College Model

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Lessons on Adapting Interventions for Young People Experiencing Homelessness or Systems Involvement

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Results from the Evaluation of PACE Center for Girls

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Findings from the Changing Attitudes and Motivation in Parolees Pilot Study

Issue Focus

Insights from Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of the PACE Center for Girls

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An Implementation Study of the PACE Center for Girls

Brief

Evidence from the Evaluation of the PACE Center for Girls

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An Implementation Study of Children’s Institute, Inc.

Working Paper

A Scan of the Evidence

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Findings from the YouthBuild Evaluation Implementation Study