Jenny Stern-Carusone has over 20 years’ experience specializing in youth development, quality improvement, and injury prevention across diverse populations. Her expertise includes mentoring, delinquency prevention, motor vehicle traffic safety, and community-based program design. 

Associate director for the Children’s Safety Network, Stern-Carusone builds the capacity of states and jurisdictions to use data and evidence-based strategies to reduce injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. She leads a team implementing quality improvement approaches to improve child safety through rapid cycle tests of change and spreading evidence-based practices.  She also consults on webinar design and development and serves as the chief technical producer for the Regional Educational Laboratories.

Stern-Carusone has worked on several national campaigns, including the Annie E. Casey Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the National Advisory Board for the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program. She has coauthored several publications, including “Children of Incarcerated Parents” (Handbook of Youth Mentoring) and “Creating Supportive Environments that Promote Student Safety and Academic Achievement.”

Stern-Carusone holds an MSW from Portland State University and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Oregon.