This study looks at whether focused activities and increased coordination between the public workforce system and local correctional facilities prior to release may substantially improve employment outcomes for former inmates.
- Survey Methodology and Adaptive Design
- Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection
- Data Analysis and Dissemination
- Criminal Justice
- Juvenile Justice
- Youth Employment
- Training and Reemployment
- Early Childhood
- Quality Measurement
Jillian Stein has experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data across a range of areas, including workforce development, juvenile and criminal justice, education, and early childhood. She has expertise overseeing survey development, data collection, and quantitative analysis as well as conducting in-depth qualitative interviews, focus groups, and document reviews. Stein also has expertise disseminating her work to diverse audiences including practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.
Stein is currently the survey director for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Reentry Employment Opportunities Evaluation, a study of grant programs designed to improve employment outcomes for people with prior justice involvement through employment services, case management, and other supportive services including legal services. Stein is also a researcher on the evaluation of the Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Program (LEAP), a three-year study for the U.S. Department of Labor. In this role, Stein is evaluating the implementation of the LEAP program, which provides grants to strengthen ties between the public workforce system and local correctional facilities by establishing American Job Centers in local jails. In addition to her work in juvenile and criminal justice, Stein is also designing an interactive web-based platform for teachers in early child care settings to improve the quality of their interactions with infants and toddlers.
Before joining Mathematica, Stein held positions with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, and Women Helping Women. She has an M.S.W. in advanced administration, policy, and planning from Rutgers University.
Connecting Inmates to Public Workforce Services Prior to Release: The Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Grants
Preparing Young People for the Future: Evaluating the Impact of the YouthBuild Program
We are designing and implementing surveys of grantees and youth to evaluate impacts, costs, and operation of this program that helps young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets, such as community centers and schools.
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is designed to be a rich source of data describing the experiences of children and their families in Early Head Start.
Addressing the Critical Needs of Youth Offenders: Evaluating the Impacts of Grant-Funded Programs
This study examines a new Department of Labor (DOL)-funded program that combines promising workforce strategies (career pathways) with promising juvenile justice strategies (expungement and diversion services).