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Christina Dyous is a criminal justice researcher who has spent more than 20 years conducting program evaluations with a specialized focus on adult and juvenile corrections’ operations and policy, and a commitment to improving the lives of individuals in confinement.

Christina comes to Impact Justice from Abt Associates Inc., where she was a senior criminal justice researcher for over 15 years and managed, directed, and executed a number of criminal justice projects. Most recently, Christina was project director on Abt’s work on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), providing assistance to the PREA Resource Center in development of the PREA audit methodology and the online audit system. Additionally, she was project director for a multi-year contract to provide technical and analytical support to the Probation and Pretrial Services Office of the Administrative Office of the US Courts to establish a system for evaluating the effectiveness of operations in US Probation and Pretrial Services. She also led an implementation evaluation of Roca Inc., a non-profit servicing high-risk young men in the greater Boston area.

During her time at Abt, Christina also led and/or worked on various criminal justice projects for the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Education and the Office of National Drug and Control Policy. Prior to Abt, Christina served as project coordinator for the Performance-based Standards project for the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, where she worked to improve the conditions of confinement and safety in juvenile correctional and detention facilities. Christina has a master’s degree in forensic psychology from Castleton State University.

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