Andrew Martinez is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation. Andrew’s current portfolio includes two NIJ-funded studies; a randomized control trial examining the effects of restorative participatory peace circles in New York City high schools, and a mixed-methods study of young illegal gun carriers across five New York City neighborhoods. Before joining the Center, he worked as a Project Coordinator at the Yale University School of Medicine Consultation Center where managed several community and school-based evaluations. Andrew’s interests include violence prevention, restorative justice practices, school discipline, state anti-bullying laws, and school climate improvement. Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from DePaul University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University.