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Erica Henderson
Research Associate
Former employee

Erica Henderson is a research associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center. In this role she uses quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze research data, manage projects, and provide technical assistance. Her current work focuses on domestic violence, programming for justice-involved individuals, juvenile justice, elder abuse, sexual assault, and polyvictimization. Through her work in these areas, Henderson has managed relations with an array of organizations and individuals operating at the state, local, and tribal levels. She has also developed expertise in large-scale national survey development and administration.

Henderson has years of experience in large-scale project management for federally funded projects, including the multiphase, National Institute of Justice–funded older adult resiliency EMPOWER Program; the Office for Victims of Crime–funded Center for Victim Research researcher-practitioner fellowship grantee program; and an Office on Violence Against Women–funded national evaluation of the implementation of the SAFE Protocol. She also coleads a formative evaluation of a nonmandated Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) in New York, an evaluation of a trauma-informed APIP in New York, and an assessment of domestic violence services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her work in the domestic violence field involves collaborating with stakeholders and providers to document program operations and provide recommendations.

Henderson holds a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MA from the George Washington University, where she conducted research on invisible punishments and collateral consequences in higher education.

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety
Children and youth
Aging and retirement
Assistance for women and children
Alternatives to incarceration
Black/African American communities
Child maltreatment and prevention
Child welfare
Community engagement
Community-based care
Delinquency and crime
Disability and long-term care
Family violence
Juvenile justice
Long-term services and support
Racial and ethnic disparities
Racial and ethnic disparities in criminal justice
Sexual violence
Transition-age youth
Victims of crime
Youth development