Director of Research and Analytics, Measures for Justice
Dr. Gipsy Escobar has extensive multidisciplinary criminal justice research experience designing and managing complex research projects, mentoring staff, and communicating results to varied audiences; she is proficient in multiple statistical platforms and advanced computer mapping software. As Measures for Justice’s Director of Research and Analytics, she is responsible for designing, overseeing, auditing, and managing a nationwide performance measurement system for local criminal justice.
Previously, Dr. Escobar was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and a faculty member of the Graduate School at Loyola University Chicago. She received her Ph.D in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research interests include crime and justice measurement, public policy, program evaluation, and the spatial study of crime correlates at the community level.