Christopher Hartney is a senior researcher with NCCD. He has worked with the organization since 2001 and has two decades of professional experience in research and statistics. Chris' work at NCCD has been funded by various federal, state, and local government agencies and philanthropic foundations. His most recent work includes the development of a new approach to prison for young adults, emphasizing intensive strengths-based rehabilitative and educational services in small secure facilities. Part of this project is a feasibility assessment of using a Pay for Success mechanism to fund service delivery. Chris’ prior NCCD work has included a national evaluation of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative; bed space needs forecasts for youth tried as adults in Baltimore, Maryland, and for juvenile justice-involved youth following Arkansas system reforms; a review of the causes and impacts of youth deincarceration in California’s youth prison system; a national evaluation of Parents Anonymous; the potential cost savings of alternatives to incarceration for non-serious adult offenders; the validation of a Structured Decision Making® system in Washington, DC; the interplay of media coverage, public sentiment, data trends, and policy making with regard to youth violence in major US cities; and a survey of health care access for system-involved youth in 58 California counties. Chris has authored several NCCD publications documenting disproportionate representation of people of color in the justice system and other issues in justice and corrections, including spotlights on women, Native American youth, youth younger than 18 in the adult corrections system, and international corrections. He is co-author of several peer-reviewed articles and has presented study findings before a variety of professional, governmental, and community groups. Prior to joining NCCD, his research work included educational assessment and health impacts in communities exposed to industrial accidents. Chris has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed all master’s level coursework in experimental psychology at San Francisco State University.