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Sara Bastomski

Sara Bastomski

Research Associate


Sara Bastomski is a research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she conducts research and evaluates crime and justice policy. She focuses on crime victimization, gender-based violence, and applied quantitative methods. She leads evaluation research on the implementation of a screening tool at a New York City Family Justice Center and a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program in California. She is also project manager for the Office for Victims of Crime–funded Center for Victim Research. Bastomski’s research on urban violence and gender differences in public harassment has been published or is in press in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Social Networks, and Sex Roles, and has been presented at national and international conferences.

Bastomski previously conducted research at Yale University, at the RAND Corporation, and for community-based organizations. She is an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University and holds a PhD in sociology from Yale University.


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Justice Policy Center


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