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 those impacted by the legal system are "out of sight, out of mind." By using qualitative feminist and participatory action methods, I work collaboratively with families and clients to develop actionable policy recommendations.
To date, I published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles in outlets such as 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 conduct research with multiple agencies in the community. I help agencies implement and evaluate evidence-based practices with an emphasis on gender-responsive strategies.