Hannah Feeney is a Community Psychologist in the Victimization and Resilience Research Program in RTI’s Division of Applied Justice Research. Dr. Feeney currently works on a variety of projects related to sexual victimization, human trafficking, and victims service provision. This work includes training and technical assistance to practitioners.
She currently serves as the co-Principal Investigator for an Evaluation of the New York City Police Department’s Special Victims Division. She also serves as the co-Principal Investigator for a study exploring the impact of COVID-19 on victim service providers, a mixed-methods study funded by the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Feeney also serves as the Principal Investigator for the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Project, a mixed-methods study funded by the Administration for Children and Families. She currently serves in leadership roles for multiple projects that focus on varying stakeholders (law enforcement, SAFES, victims services) and crime types (sexual assault, human trafficking, FGM/C). In addition, Dr. Feeney supports the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, and various dissemination activities on projects related to sexual victimization.
Dr. Feeney has a decade of experience conducting research on the violence and victimization of marginalized communities. Her areas of expertise include community and systems’ response to victimization, help-seeking behavior in survivors, and untested sexual assault kits. She has extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative methods, evaluation theory and implementation, data management, and policy development. Dr. Feeney is well-versed in developing and supporting research partnerships with key stakeholders, including law enforcement personnel, victims service providers, policy makers, and other nonprofit organizations.