SUMMARY OF RESEARCH
Areas of Expertise: My research examines women and youth system-involvement, correctional policies, and the impacts of incarceration on families. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods, with an emphasis on mixed methods. Often, the needs of correctional clients are "out of sight, out of mind." By using qualitative feminist and participatory action methods, I work with those impacted by the correctional system.
To date, I published 13 peer-reviewed journal articles in Justice Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research. I have been involved with several externally and internally funded research projects. I conducts research with multiple agencies in the community. I help agencies implement and evaluate evidence-based practices with an emphasis on gender-responsive strategies.