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 implementation and impact of restorative participatory peace circles in New York City high schools, and a mixed-methods study of young illegal gun carriers across three New York City neighborhoods. He also co-leads a study of a school-based trauma-informed intervention across two predominately Latinx schools in NYC. Additional projects include an examination of ability to pay legal financial obligation (LFOs) practices across different court jurisdictions and an evaluation of New York City’s Early Release Program.
Prior to these projects, Andrew served as the Principal Investigator on a formative evaluation of a restorative justice peace-making program for juvenile offenders in King County Superior Court (Seattle). Andrew is a member of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Violence Against Educators and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. His research interests include violence prevention, school-based restorative justice practices, state policies addressing school violence, 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.