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Trevor Fronius

Trevor A. Fronius is a Senior Research Associate with the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center.

Fronius works on research and evaluation projects related to criminal and juvenile justice systems, violence prevention, school safety and climate, and other prevention areas. Recent examples of his work include co-directing a rigorous study of an initiative that serves disconnected youth in Nebraska and a series of evaluation and research studies on a statewide violence reduction initiative in Massachusetts.

Additionally, Fronius is co-leading the external evaluation for a randomized experiment to test a framework for school-based law enforcement in Texas and a separate study of a comprehensive program design to reduce chronic absenteeism and improve school climate in Sonoma County, CA. Fronius led a recent project documenting the evidence on various approaches to address community gun violence, including key challenges to reliably measuring implementation in this setting.

Projects that Fronius has collaborated on have been funded by federal (e.g., Department of Justice), state and local (e.g., Sonoma County Department of Probation), and foundation (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) agencies.

Fronius is well-versed in evaluation design and statistical methods, including quantitative and mixed methods approaches to collect, prepare, and analyze data. Fronius applies several techniques, including time series, statistical matching, regression discontinuity, and multi-level multivariate modeling, in his work.

Fronius received a BS and MS in criminal justice studies from Bridgewater State University. He   currently is a doctoral candidate in criminology and criminal justice studies, with a concentration on urban violence prevention, at University of Massachusetts at Lowell.