About ICF

Alana Henninger

Manager, Research and Evaluation
Alana is a research and evaluation expert with experience in victimization, juvenile justice, school safety, mental health, and substance use.

Alana serves as the research manager for evaluating the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center. She is also a technical expert for evaluating the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center and a co-principal investigator for statewide crime victims needs assessments. She has extensive experience leading and contributing to domestic and international research on human trafficking, honor violence, and victim services. Alana strives to identify and address the needs of crime victims, gaps in crime victim services, and training needs for professionals who serve crime victims. She evaluates victim service and criminal justice programs and assists with data-driven decision-making for victim service and criminal justice programs.

Previously, Alana was a research criminologist at RTI International, a research fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center, and a psychometrician and research program coordinator at Johns Hopkins University. She was also a lecturer at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she taught courses on substance use, culture and crime, and policing. She received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the City University of New York/John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has co-authored journal articles for publications such as Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Children & Youth Services Review, Crime & Delinquency, and International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice.

  • Gibbs, D.A., Henninger, A.M., Tueller, S.J., & Kluckman, M.N. (2018). Human trafficking and the child welfare population in Florida. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 1-10.
  • Cubellis, M., Peterson, B.E., Henninger, A.M., & Lee, D. (2016). Childhood sexual abuse and antisocial traits and behaviors: Gendered pathways to intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, doi:10.1177/0886260516633692
  • Peterson, B.E., Lee, D., Henninger, A.M., & Cubellis, M. (2014). Social bonds, juvenile delinquency, and Korean adolescents: Intra- and inter-individual implications of Hirschi’s Social Bonds Theory using panel data. Crime and Delinquency, doi: 10.1177/0011128714542505
  • Horning, A., Thomas, C., Henninger, A.M., & Marcus, A. (2014). Trafficking in persons report (TIP): A game of risk. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 38(3), 257-280.
  • Goshin, L.S., Byrne, M.W., & Henninger, A.M. (2014). Recidivism after release from a prison nursery program. Public Health Nursing, 31(2), 97-192.