Dr. Sydney McKinney
Dr. Sydney McKinney has over a decade of experience developing and managing child welfare and criminal justice research and evaluation in applied settings. She has extensive experience in the areas of performance measurement and implementation assessment. Prior to joining NBWJI, she worked at a large social service provider in New York City where she oversaw data analytics for the organization’s behavioral health clinics, child welfare, and housing programs.
She also worked at the Vera Institute of Justice performing research and evaluation on topics such as restorative justice, stop and frisk, status offense reform, and alternatives to incarceration. Dr. McKinney holds an MPH from Columbia University, an MA in Law and Society from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University.