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Erica Dalzell Joins Public Policy, Associate Inc. as a Student Intern


“With the increased use of evidence-based practices across the country, I was interested in learning more about the intersection of research and public policy. After considering Public Policy Associates' diverse projects, clients, and welcoming staff, I knew this would be a great fit for me to grow professionally, academically, and personally.”

Ms. Dalzell conducts interviews with county court staff to develop a statewide resource inventory.  She also assists with data collection, analysis, and reporting tasks for research and evaluation in the area of juvenile justice.  Her responsibilities also include gathering juvenile justice data from local counties to help assess disproportionate minority contact in Michigan.

“As a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, I look forward to offering graduate students research and evaluation experience in a real-world setting,” said PPA President Dr. Paul Elam.  “In just a short time, Erica has had the opportunity to meet the Governor’s Committee on Juvenile Justice, gather data from a local county court to contribute to a statewide research project, and engage in conversation with the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.”

If you are a graduate student interested in seeking a career in research or evaluation, contact Dr. Elam at