Allison Hebert is a research analyst in the child welfare program area at Child Trends. In this capacity, Allison contributes to projects examining system-involved youth, particularly within the juvenile justice and foster care systems, through both quantitative and qualitative analyses. She brings subject matter expertise in juvenile and adult sentencing, specialized treatment courts, and offender rehabilitation and reentry. Allison holds a BA in sociology and criminology from Drury University and a MS in justice, law, and criminology from American University.
Prior to joining Child Trends, she interned at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, where she reviewed research proposals and technical reports and assisted research staff with project management activities. At other internships, she contributed to a variety of research projects and grants, including an audit of the DC Department of Behavioral Health and a preliminary evaluation of a homeless court program in southwest Missouri.