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Alexis Yohros

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.

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Invited Presentations

  • 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

Conference Presentations

  • 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

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