Erin Espinosa, Chris Scharenbroch Take on New Roles at Evident Change

May 4, 2021 | by Evident Change

Erin Espinosa and Chris Scharenbroch

Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher at Evident Change since 2019, has been promoted to Director of Research.

Espinosa brings a wealth of experience to this role. In her more than 20 years working in and researching child- and family-serving systems at the local, state, and national levels, Espinosa has published widely, presented research findings, conducted trainings, provided technical assistance, and undertaken or directed a wide range of implementation- and research-related efforts in juvenile justice and children’s mental health. She has a PhD in juvenile justice and has received research grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She currently has a National Institute of Justice award.

In her new role at Evident Change, Espinosa will focus on growing and supporting our research team, establishing a learning community, furthering Evident Change’s reputation as a research organization, supporting the evaluations of our own tools and practices such as the Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System™, and quality control.

Chris Scharenbroch, a researcher with Evident Change for 20 years, has been promoted to Director of Analytics. For the past five years, Scharenbroch has led Evident Change’s analytics work, which helps social service agencies use data to target the right clients with the right programs at the right times to improve outcomes for the people they serve.

With the success of Data for Equity and our growing body of collaborative policing reform, Evident Change is looking to increase our analytics capacity and grow our presence in these fields. Scharenbroch will be focusing on growing this work, developing data scientists within the organization, establishing a learning community, and increasing our role in national conversations.