Sarah Galgano is an Associate with JSP. Ms. Galgano delivers targeted technical assistance and training to help state and local jurisdictions implement criminal and juvenile justice policy reforms. She has over six years of experience providing technical assistance on adult criminal and juvenile justice-related practices and tools to a variety of stakeholders. Ms. Galgano has partnered with over 15 jurisdictions to assist them with a variety of efforts, including: helping identify and implement evidence-based programs and practices; training staff on program model fidelity; examining program outcomes, including impact evaluations and financial analyses; facilitating communication across sites about lessons learned and best practices; creating and implementing data collection tools; and communicating complex material to diverse audiences with varying levels of technical expertise.
Ms. Galgano has a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Art degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining JSP, Ms. Galgano worked for the Crime and Justice Institute where she led Utah’s efforts to implement juvenile justice reform and model fidelity work. Previously, Ms. Galgano worked for the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative where she led technical assistance efforts to support the integration of economic principles and evidence-based practices into policy-making and budgetary processes. Before joining the Results First Initiative, Ms. Galgano worked for the Vera Institute of Justice where she provided technical assistance to help state and local jurisdictions implement cost-benefit analysis and developed material to further the use of economic analysis in criminal and juvenile justice policymaking.
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