M.S.W., University of California, Los Angeles, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Interventions
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Interventions
Carrie Petrucci, MSW, Ph.D. has over 15 years’ experience in evaluation research with local, state, and federal agencies. She specializes in evaluation in criminal justice and social welfare/social service collaborative settings, and evaluation of community college STEM programs. Dr. Petrucci’s areas of expertise include program development and evaluation using participatory and collaborative processes. She is also experienced with mixed methods data collection and analysis, qualitative analysis, implementation evaluation, and program fidelity. She has conducted evaluations in multiple areas including STEM and behavioral health programs in schools, Family Justice Centers, domestic violence courts, drug treatment and DUI courts, collaborative courts, re-entry fatherhood programs, impacts of incarceration on children and families, substance abuse treatment programs for youth and adults, programs for homeless adults, mental health programs, and juvenile justice programs. She has also carried out several multi-site projects with group concept mapping, a mixed methods approach, including use of the Concept Systems© software. She has conducted Federally funded SAMHSA CSAT and CMHS evaluations of local service grants for youth, adults, and families. She was the Co-Principal Investigator for a statewide evaluation of Family Justice Centers, and Principal Investigator for two statewide evaluations in California on child abuse treatment and law enforcement specialized child abuse units. Her publications include quantitative and qualitative analyses. She has also published several chapters on therapeutic jurisprudence, an interdisciplinary approach to the legal process.
Dr. Petrucci’s current projects share a common theme of working with low-income populations, an emphasis on linking program dosage and fidelity to program outcomes, and measurement of evidence-based practices. She was formerly a child protective services worker in Los Angeles and a community corrections program director in San Francisco.