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Evelyn F. McCoy
Senior Manager
Justice Policy Center

Evelyn F. McCoy is a senior manager in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she leads projects on the experiences of people incarcerated in jails and prisons, including reproductive health, sexual abuse, parenting, and trauma, as well as alternatives to incarceration. McCoy has expertise in mixed-methods research, policy analysis, and technical assistance and has worked with criminal legal agencies, community-based organizations, and people involved in the criminal legal system and their families.

McCoy earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her master’s degree in sociology and public policy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, where her research focused on victim services and service delivery models for youth survivors of sex trafficking.

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety
Children and youth
Disability equity policy