Catherine Murphy holds a BS in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Loyola University Chicago and a MA in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University. Her career focuses on public policy, clinical research, and, most importantly, advocating for and serving vulnerable populations. Prior to joining Prevent Child Abuse America, she worked at the Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, a program that provides forensic mental health evaluations for the children and families involved in the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection court proceedings. Research projects she has participated in include a review of risk and protective factors for court-involved youth, an assessment of a child maltreatment risk inventory, and an evaluation of state-level police use of force data collection policies. Catherine’s work with the children and families in the court system sparked her passion for child maltreatment prevention research and policy.