Dr. Carrie Mulford is a social science analyst at the National Institute of Justice. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2004 and her B.A. from Rice University in 1992.  Dr. Mulford has been involved with research on juvenile justice, teen dating violence, child abuse, elder mistreatment, enforcement of victims’ rights laws, hate crime, and situational crime prevention.  She has co-authored over a dozen scholarly articles, primarily focused on violence prevention and juvenile justice. Since 2006, she has been the coordinator of the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence. Dr. Mulford also serves on several other interagency work groups, including the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Youth Programs, and the Elder Justice Working Group.