As a researcher in MDRC’s Center for Data Insights and an affiliate of the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Henderson uses data science approaches and participatory research methods to inform evaluations of policies, programs, and systems in a variety of domains including criminal justice, education, and youth development. Henderson has expertise in project management, data management, quantitative and qualitative methods, statistical programming, study design and impact analysis planning, technical assistance, implementation research, and evaluations of equity in systems, policies and programs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in sociology.
Community Justice and Public SafetyNew Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Advancing Racial Equity (NJ CARE) Study
The research team will work with individuals with lived experience in the justice system to contribute to a participatory action research-informed approach, with the goal of understanding how the impacts and policy changes uncovered translate into the human experience—including implications for well-being, health, and mental health.