Daniela Barberi

Graduate Research Assistant

Daniela is a doctoral student in the Criminology, Law & Society program at George Mason University and is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She worked in a women’s prison developing and assisting different projects for vulnerable inmates, as a counselor for women in maximum security, and developed a psychosocial intervention for this population. She also worked in a hospital as the leader of the Committee of Sexual Violence and Abuse and as a counselor for survivors of sexual assault/abuse.


  • M.A. in Criminal Justice (Penn State University)
  • B.A. in Psychology (Universidad de los Andes)


Research Interests

  • Corrections
  • Translational research
  • Reentry
  • Prisoner treatment
  • Minority populations
  • Prisoners' quality of life.


Current Projects

  • Daniela works on two projects at ACE! One is an evaluation and an RCT of a diversion initiative for people with a substance use disorder. The second study will develop guidelines to advance supervision practices regarding how best to supervise and treat individuals in community corrections. Additionally, Daniela is working on different publications than include the impact of the peace deal in the CJS in Colombia, the importance of a culturally competent criminology, and how to work with peer recovery specialists in the CJS.