Danielle Steffey, PhD
Senior Evaluation Associate
Danielle Steffey, PhD
Danielle Steffey, Ph.D., is a Senior Evaluation Associate at LeCroy and Milligan Associates. She brings twenty years of experience in multi-method program evaluation and research and statistical analysis. A large focus of her work has been evaluating criminal justice and juvenile justice programs, including reentry programs and programs targeting women and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
Her earliest work focused on SAMHSA-funded diversion programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders in nine states, including Arizona. She has been evaluating reentry programs since 2003 and was an integral part of the NIJ-funded National Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI), which included implementation assessments in 68 state and local sites, as well as impact evaluations in a subset of 16 sites. She was involved in all aspects of evaluation design and implementation, and she led all data analysis activities for the multi-site evaluation. She was also Lead Analyst for a multi-site evaluation, funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), of interventions for incarcerated and reentering fathers and their partners.
More recently she was the Data Analysis Task Leader and Lead Analyst for the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2011 Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Programs (AORDP). Her work included evaluability assessments of AORDP programs, including the Solano County (CA) Women's Reentry Achievement Program. She has published and presented research on what works in reentry, and reentry outcomes with men, women and youth. She has investigated many aspects of reentry including mental health, family involvement, service gaps, diversion programs and drug courts. She is currently leading several projects, including the evaluation of the Maricopa County Adult Drug Court, an evaluation of the Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Project in Phoenix, and an evaluation of an Arizona Department of Education initiative.