Evaluation and Research Coordinator, Sexual Violence Justice Institute,
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Saint Paul, MN
Jessica Jerney works with SVJI to support multidisciplinary teams as they evaluate and assess their response to sexual violence. She does this through training and technical assistance and works to align evaluation goals with team capacity and priorities. She is also interested in advancing the field by ensuring practice, policy and other decisions are based on the latest pertinent research.
For over fifteen years Jessica has worked with communitybased organizations in urban and rural communities as an organizer, educator, and evaluator. Her passion lies in the areas of social justice, capacity building and data-driven decision-making. She has worked with numerous youth organizations, locally and internationally, to build, evaluate, and improve programs. Jessica holds a masters of education in youth development leadership and a graduate certificate in program evaluation from the University of Minnesota.