Jillian Stein

Jillian Stein

Areas of Expertise
  • Survey Methodology and Adaptive Design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection
  • Data Analysis and Dissemination


  • Quality Improvement
  • Early Childhood
  • Quality Measurement
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment
  • Youth Employment
  • Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Human Services
About Jillian

Jillian Stein has experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data across a range of areas, including workforce development, juvenile and criminal justice, education, and early childhood. She has expertise overseeing survey development, data collection, and quantitative analysis as well as conducting in-depth qualitative interviews, focus groups, and document reviews. Stein also has expertise disseminating her work to diverse audiences including practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.

Stein is currently the survey director for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Reentry Employment Opportunities Evaluation, a study of grant programs designed to improve employment outcomes for people with prior justice involvement through employment services, case management, and other supportive services including legal services. Stein is also a researcher on the evaluation of the Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Program (LEAP), a three-year study for the U.S. Department of Labor. In this role, Stein is evaluating the implementation of the LEAP program, which provides grants to strengthen ties between the public workforce system and local correctional facilities by establishing American Job Centers in local jails. In addition to her work in juvenile and criminal justice, Stein is also designing an interactive web-based platform for teachers in early child care settings to improve the quality of their interactions with infants and toddlers.

Before joining Mathematica, Stein held positions with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University, and Women Helping Women. She has an M.S.W. in advanced administration, policy, and planning from Rutgers University.

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