Stephanie Hawkins, PhD, is a clinician and researcher with more than 20 years of experience working with youth who reside in resource-poor urban communities. She has extensive research experience working in the areas of girls and delinquency prevention, boys and men of color, youth violence prevention, teen dating violence prevention, youth substance abuse prevention, youth mentoring, the provision of evaluation technical assistance, and program and systems-level evaluations.
Dr. Hawkins has led and worked on a number of projects for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She was the project director for the Girls Study Group project, fundbeged by OJJDP, a project designed to advance research related to girls involvement in delinquency. She currently leads a demonstration evaluation funded by the National Institute of Justice focused on male survivors of violence. She is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of topics including gender and delinquency, youth violence prevention, intimate partner violence prevention, and youth substance abuse prevention. She has employed both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research and is a highly skilled focus group facilitator.