Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University – Camden. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s of Social Work with a clinical concentration, also from Rutgers University – Camden. Her skills include data collection, analysis, grant writing, and large group neutral convening. Karen has been at WRI for the past nine years, working primarily on juvenile justice related projects like the Burlington County Partnership for Youth Success.
She served as principal investigator and project coordinator for Burlington County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention effort, completing programmatic objectives (including fiscal and grant requirements) for the NJ Office of the Attorney General. More recently, Karen provided integral support for a multi-county Environmental Scan, related specifically to Substance Use Disorder prevention. She delivers clinical interventions to children and adolescents with severe behavioral health challenges at the highest level of care in the state of New Jersey.