Trevor A. Fronius is an area director and a Senior Research Associate with the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center. As a senior social science researcher, Fronius specializes in a range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs and methods. He has 14 years of experience in research working with youth, young adults, and their families to improve a range of behavioral outcomes that impact health, safety, and wellbeing.
Fronius leads high-quality research and evaluation for several large-scale rigorous studies funded by local, state, federal, and philanthropic partners focused on school and community violence; reentry and adult diversion; school climate and school-based mental health; juvenile justice and diversion; disconnected youth; and other public health efforts, such as teen pregnancy prevention. As part of his commitment to violence prevention and intervention, Fronius has spent over a decade leading evaluation studies for the Massachusetts Safe & Successful Initiative.
Fronius has led or managed randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs, mixed methods, systematic review and meta-analysis, rapid evidence assessment, and environmental scans. He has extensive experience developing and implementing survey data collection, qualitative research techniques, and complex primary and secondary data analysis.
Fronius also serves as a research and evaluation subject matter expert on federal training and technical assistance centers where he supports grantee capacity building and resource development. He has been an invited speaker on topics related to school safety, evaluation methods and data use, and violence prevention. Fronius also serves as a peer reviewer for multiple criminal justice and education related journals.
Fronius holds a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he concentrated on social capital and community violence.