Jessica Norton is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Science at Auburn University. Jessica’s training focuses on program development, evaluation, and advanced research methods. Her research focuses on evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and longitudinal outcomes for youth and families. Jessica has guided research and evaluation efforts within private and public sectors on projects related to substance use, peer bullying, school safety, youth sexual risk and pregnancy, and juvenile offending and recidivism. Jessica recently completed a research assistantship with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). There, she supported intramural and extramural research and evaluation projects, including the Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018 and the NIJ/ICITAP Project Design and Monitoring Model (PDMM).