Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD
Alexis Yohros is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and a research assistant at the Institute on Race and Justice. Alexis is currently working on her dissertation, which focuses on how adverse childhood experiences impact juvenile reoffending and how community context shapes these experiences. Prior, Alexis was working for the Commonwealth of MA at the Office of the Child Advocate as a Harvard Public Policy Fellow and then Experiential Doctoral Fellow. She worked on issues related to juvenile diversion, dually-involved youth, and data transparency. She is also the founder and editor of Informed Justice, a social media blog summarizing peer-reviewed articles on crime and criminal justice to bridge the gap between academics, policymakers, and the general public.
Related Schools & Departments
- Yohros, A. (2020). Types of Childhood Maltreatment, Neighborhoods, and Intimate Partner Violence: An Ecological Perspective. Victims & Offenders, 1-22.
- Welsh, B. C., Yohros, A., & Zane, S. N. (2020). Understanding Iatrogenic Effects for Evidence-Based Policy: A Review of Crime and Violence Prevention Programs. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 101511.
- Welsh, B.C., Farrington, D.P., Yohros, A. (Forthcoming). Preventing Delinquency and Later Criminal Offending. Chapter in: Brown, Jennifer M., and Miranda Horvath (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology, second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Yohros. A., & Zimmerman, G.M. Does the Residential Landscape Contextualize Peer Associations? Examining the Causes and Consequences of Affiliating with Older Peers. (2020). Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
- Yohros, A., & Welsh, B. C. (2019). Understanding and Quantifying the Scale-Up Penalty: A Systematic Review of Early Developmental Preventive Interventions with Criminological Outcomes. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 1-17.
- Welsh, B. C., Zane, S. N., Zimmerman, G. M., & Yohros, A. (2019). Association of a crime prevention program for boys with mortality 72 years after the intervention: Follow-up of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open, 2(3).
- Yohros, A., & Threadgill, M. (2019, November). Statewide Diversion: Applications for Massachusetts and Data Considerations. Presentation at C2P Conference: Connecting Silos and Mapping Points of Intervention in the Cradle to Prison Pipeline. Boston, MA
- Threadgill, M. & Yohros, A. (2019, August). Examples of Statewide Diversion Models. Presentation at the Juvenile Justice Policy and Data Board Community-Based Interventions Subcommittee Meeting. Boston, MA
- Yohros, A. (2019, November). Childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Considering the role of context. Paper presentation at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
- Yohros, A., & Zimmerman, G.M. (2018, November). Neighborhoods, cross cohort socialization, and offending in peer networks. Paper presentation at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Awards and Honors
- 2020 Academic Honors Convocation Honoree, Northeastern University
- 2020 Experiential Ph.D. Fellowship, Northeastern University
- 2019 Student Innovation Award, American Society of Criminology
- 2019 Harvard Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School
More Student Paths
- Savita is from Boston and is a graduate of the Boston Latin School.
- Originally a Cultural Anthropology major, Savita later became an English major with minors in Africana Studies and Writing Studies.
- Through the service-learning course, Boston in Literature, Savita volunteered with 826 Boston to tutor in English. She is now a service-learning teaching assistant.
- For her final project in Post-Colonial Women's Writers with Professor Aljoe, she researched Carnival and its cultural significance to Trinidad and Tobago.
- Inspired by Professor Aljoe, Savita joined the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, working on an exhibit about Caribbean Carnival and creating and gathering teaching materials.
- In 2020, she began a co-op with the Africana Studies program to learn more about the field of Black Studies.
- Savita wants to work to better her own community. In the future, she hopes to become a high school teacher or a college professor. ..
- Andrew grew up in Japan, and decided to pursue his undergraduate degree back in the U.S.
- Andrew applied to Northeastern as a Business major. As his high school career came to a close, he became more interested in Japanese politics, history, and social issues.
- When thinking about what truly engaged him, Andrew felt that Asian Studies and Political Science was a better fit and switched his major to Asian Studies.
- Andrew connected with Professor Daniel Aldrich after meeting him at a presentation of his book at the institute for social sciences at Tokyo University.
- From his first day of classes, Professor Aldrich encouraged and helped Andrew get involved in research projects.
- During his first semester, Professor Aldrich paired Andrew with Tim Fraser, a PhD candidate in Political Science with strong interests in disaster resilience in Japan.
- With Tim, Andrew collected biographical information on the committee members on all the reconstructional committees on municipal, prefectural, and national level. ..
- Emerson wanted a contextualized Political Science degree, and applied to Northeastern specifically for the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) program.
- "Introduction to Economic Justice" with Professor Serena Parekh was one of Emerson's favorite courses, allowing her to study economic justice from a philosophical lens.
- Emerson was accepted by the Roosevelt Institute to do financialization research at Northeastern, examining economic priorities.
- Emerson also started a research thesis her freshman year to look at the link between modern dystopian literature and the the rise of female-led political movements.
- When Emerson found out about the HCL (History, Culture, and Law) major, she was immediately interested in adding the major to enhance her PPE studies.
- The Culture & Colonialism concentration allowed Emerson to double-credit and to develop the breadth of knowledge needed for someone who wants to work at the State Department.
- In January 2020, Emerson founded NU's Interdisciplinary Women's Collaborative (IWC) with the help of mentor and advisor Heather Hauck...
Charles T. Wallace-Thomas IV
- Charles chose to attend Northeastern because he was intrigued by the signature co-op program and wanted a curriculum that combined real-world experience without compromising thorough academic rigor.
- Initially an engineering student, Charles switched to a combined major in Economics and Mathematics to build upon his interest in economic and social justice work. He also has a minor in psychology.
- In his first year, Charles took Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in the Global South with Professor Shalanda Baker, which taught him to question systems as they exist, no matter how established.
- As part of the Ujima Global Leaders Program through the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Charles did community service, working on the Timebank team which helped him give back to Boston.
- For his first co-op, Charles split his time between the Center for Economic Democracy and the Boston Ujima Project, where he analyzed studies on community needs, like infrastructure and childcare.
- As Campaign Coordinator and Director of Northeastern’s Students Advancing Intersectional Dreams, Charles had spoken to people like Patrisse Cullors, Richie Reseda, Michelle Alexander, and Angela Davis.
- Over the summer of 2020, Charles was one of the co-creators of the #BlackAtNU campaign where he advocated for racial literacy courses and for a restorative and transformative justice center on campus...