Jennifer Lerch

Faculty Affiliate

I have more than ten years’ experience conducting on-site field research. My experience includes evaluation research, randomized controlled trials, project management, data collection, data management, and producing important study findings. Additionally, I have worked with many corrections and treatment agencies on strategic planning and implementation on such initiatives as the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool.


  • M.A. in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy
  • B.S. in Political Science/Sociology

Research Interests

  • Correctional interventions
  • Substance use
  • Reentry
  • Organizational change

Current Projects

  • Hidalgo County Emerging Adult Strategy
  • North Carolina Predictive Analytics Supervision Effect (NC-PASE)
  • Georgia Emerging Adult Pilot
  • Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool
  • Innovation Suite TTA