Lilly Yu is a research assistant in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her work focuses on the victimization, human service, and criminal justice experiences of youth as well as human trafficking and the criminalization of the commercial sex economy. She also supports federal corrections reform and victims’ services provision. She has experience designing projects, creating survey instruments and interview protocols, and collecting, organizing, coding, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. Yu graduated from Rice University with a BA in sociology and a minor in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.