Yolaine Menyard is the clinical advisor of Policy and Research and the associate director of Research-Practice Strategies at the Center for Court Innovation. Ms. Menyard provides technical assistance to justice system and community stakeholders addressing the overuse of jail and works on the development of holistic evidence-informed and evidence-generating practices, including assessment instruments and short-term alternative to incarceration interventions. Prior to joining Policy and Research, Ms. Menyard was responsible for managing all aspects of clinical operations for the Alternatives to Incarceration Department at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. She joined the Center in 2011 and was a leader in developing trauma-informed and racial and culturally responsive programming for justice-involved individuals. Her prior work has focused on providing services to young people with serious mental health issues, adults transitioning from jail and prison, and undocumented survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Menyard is a licensed master social worker in the State of New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and received her MSW from the University of Chicago.