Sarah Cook, a member of the RTI Center for Courts and Corrections, specializes in research on violent extremism and the court system. She has experience leading large, multimode survey development and serving as a site liaison on multisite, large-scale studies. She conducts site visits, interviews incarcerated individuals and recent parolees and probationers, and leads cognitive interviewing tasks.
Ms. Cook joined RTI in 2007. Currently, she is a site liaison and survey methodologist for two projects in the Center for Courts and Corrections. One is a multisite evaluation of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The CVE programs are administered by local and state governments and nongovernmental organizations that are applying strategies to prevent and intervene in radicalization processes. The second project, Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research, is funded by Arnold Ventures. It focuses on working with criminal justice professionals to improve their pretrial justice systems in ways that prioritize the safety of their communities, promote racial justice, and ensure that incarceration is reserved only for those who jeopardize public safety.