Magdalyne Kucharski-Schwartz is a member of the Corrections and Reentry Research program in the Division for Applied Justice Research. She provides coordination and technical support for several justice-related research projects through interviewing, data collection, and data analysis. Her research interests include violence prevention and victim assistance, juvenile delinquency, incarceration, and reentry. She is skilled in qualitative interviewing and data collection, collaborating with project sites, providing quality assurance, and developing technical and area expert reports.
Ms. Kucharski-Schwartz has served as a site liaison for the evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods, helping build knowledge about the implementation and effectiveness of the project’s approach to violence reduction. She is also project manager for the Clean Slate Initiative, which is an effort to design and gather support to enact impactful state-level expungement laws. She has also been a research assistant and qualitative interviewer for the National Crime Victimization Survey Identity Theft/Juveniles/Hate Crime Study. This study broadened the Cognitive Interviewing of Juveniles task to include a series of activities designed to improve the measurement of victimization for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. It also evaluated instrument redesign of the Identity Theft and Hate Crime sections.
Ms. Kucharski-Schwartz joined RTI in 2020. Previously, she was a research associate at Yale University/Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), working on projects funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and conducting research on hospital quality of care.