Mica Astion is a senior program associate for the PREA Resource Center (PRC). Much of Mica’s past work has been focused on sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence research. During her previous employment with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Boston Police Department, and most recently, Abt Associates, Mica’s research portfolio included projects related to violent crime, sexual assault, domestic/intimate partner violence, sex offender management, trauma/trauma exposure, correctional systems data, sexual assault in correctional institutions, and Family Justice Centers.
Most notably, Mica was the Deputy Project Director of the PREA project at Abt Associates. In her role at the PRC, Mica provides high-level program support primarily to the PRC’s audit programs, including management of the audit instruments, supporting the Audit Quality and Integrity program activities, and supporting audit data tracking and analysis. She also supports PRC Training, Technical Assistance, and Auditor Continuing Education programs. Mica has a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a BA in Sociology. She has extensive experience writing literature reviews, research reports, and policy reviews and recommendations for executive staff.