Our Team

The LeCroy & Milligan Associates’ team includes evaluators, research assistants, computer specialists, quality assurance and training specialists, and data entry specialists. The team members have professional backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, juvenile justice, education, public administration, family studies, and management information systems. Using experienced staff who specialize in various functions and possess a wide range of knowledge in human services allows us to design and implement research studies, evaluations, and training with a high degree of quality.

Various team members have knowledge and experience that includes program development, program implementation, strategic planning, and program research and evaluation. This enables us to understand the theoretical and practical issues involved in human services and to conduct objective research based on sound methodology grounded in the real world of practice. Moreover, our work is not dependent on one person, but rather involves an entire team, which provides clients with additional assurance that our work will be completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Select a Team Member on the left to view their bio.

Danielle Steffey, Ph.D.

Senior Evaluation Associate
danielle@lecroymilligan.com

Danielle Steffey, Ph.D., is a Research Criminologist and Senior Evaluation Associate at LeCroy and Milligan Associates with twenty years of experience evaluating criminal justice and juvenile justice programs, including reentry programs and programs targeting woman and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Her earliest work focused on SAMHSA-funded diversion programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders in nine states, including Arizona. She has been evaluating reentry programs since 2003 and was an integral part of the NIJ-funded National Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI), which included implementation assessments in 68 state and local sites, as well as impact evaluations in a subset of 16 sites. She was involved in all aspects of evaluation design and implementation, and she led all data analysis activities for the multi-site evaluation. She was also Lead Analyst for a multi-site evaluation, funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), of interventions for incarcerated and reentering fathers and their partners. More recently she was the Data Analysis Task Leader and Lead Analyst for the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2011 Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Programs (AORDP). Her work on that multi-site evaluation included evaluability assessments of AORDP programs, including the Solano County (CA) Women's Reentry Achievement Program. She has published and presented research on what works in reentry and for whom; reentry experiences, service need and receipt, and outcomes of female returning prisoners; mental illness and reentry;  mental health needs and services receipt of reentering men, women, and male youth; gaps in reentry service delivery; family involvement in reentry success; family-strengthening interventions with reentering fathers and their partners; diversion programs for offenders with co-occurring disorders; and Drug Courts and other specialty courts. She is currently leading the evaluation of the Maricopa County Adult Drug Court, as well as an evaluation of the Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Project in Phoenix.  

 

Our Team

The LeCroy & Milligan Associates’ team includes evaluators, research assistants, computer specialists, quality assurance and training specialists, and data entry specialists. The team members have professional backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, juvenile justice, education, public administration, family studies, and management information systems. Using experienced staff who specialize in various functions and possess a wide range of knowledge in human services allows us to design and implement research studies, evaluations, and training with a high degree of quality.

Various team members have knowledge and experience that includes program development, program implementation, strategic planning, and program research and evaluation. This enables us to understand the theoretical and practical issues involved in human services and to conduct objective research based on sound methodology grounded in the real world of practice. Moreover, our work is not dependent on one person, but rather involves an entire team, which provides clients with additional assurance that our work will be completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Select a Team Member on the left to view their bio.

Danielle Steffey, Ph.D.

Senior Evaluation Associate
danielle@lecroymilligan.com

Danielle Steffey, Ph.D., is a Research Criminologist and Senior Evaluation Associate at LeCroy and Milligan Associates with twenty years of experience evaluating criminal justice and juvenile justice programs, including reentry programs and programs targeting woman and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Her earliest work focused on SAMHSA-funded diversion programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders in nine states, including Arizona. She has been evaluating reentry programs since 2003 and was an integral part of the NIJ-funded National Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI), which included implementation assessments in 68 state and local sites, as well as impact evaluations in a subset of 16 sites. She was involved in all aspects of evaluation design and implementation, and she led all data analysis activities for the multi-site evaluation. She was also Lead Analyst for a multi-site evaluation, funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), of interventions for incarcerated and reentering fathers and their partners. More recently she was the Data Analysis Task Leader and Lead Analyst for the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2011 Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Programs (AORDP). Her work on that multi-site evaluation included evaluability assessments of AORDP programs, including the Solano County (CA) Women's Reentry Achievement Program. She has published and presented research on what works in reentry and for whom; reentry experiences, service need and receipt, and outcomes of female returning prisoners; mental illness and reentry;  mental health needs and services receipt of reentering men, women, and male youth; gaps in reentry service delivery; family involvement in reentry success; family-strengthening interventions with reentering fathers and their partners; diversion programs for offenders with co-occurring disorders; and Drug Courts and other specialty courts. She is currently leading the evaluation of the Maricopa County Adult Drug Court, as well as an evaluation of the Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Project in Phoenix.