Jennifer Lerch

Dr. Jennifer Lerch is a Research Associate at Justice System Partners (JSP). Her research focuses on organizational change, behavioral interventions, substance use, community corrections, and reentry. She has over ten years of experience working to design, develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based strategies within justice organizations to help address organizational and client needs. Prior to JSP, Dr. Lerch worked for the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!) where she led the evaluation, data collection, data management, and produced important study findings on several large-scale projects, including research studies funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institute of Justice, and National Institute on Drug Abuse. She has expertise on the risk-need-responsivity model and has trained community providers and criminal justice practitioners across the country. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents her work at national and international conferences.

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