Samantha Lowry focuses on the spatial and statistical analysis of crime and public safety data to support applied research and evaluations of several youth violence, gang, human trafficking, crime victim services, school-based, law enforcement, and crime control and prevention initiatives. She currently leads and advises projects involving crime victim services, human trafficking, specialty courts, and juvenile justice populations. Prior to joining ICF, Ms. Lowry was a Research Associate in The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center where she managed several school violence, gang prevention, law enforcement, and juvenile justice-related studies. Ms. Lowry studied the psychology of sexual deviance and the ecology of crime while obtaining her graduate degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University. She has experience working with youth and young adults in the juvenile justice system as both a researcher and practitioner as well as demonstrated expertise leading large-scale projects, with mixed-methods approaches, and collecting data from various sensitive populations.