Amanda Barczyk has 20 years of experience leading small- and large-scale quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research and evaluation projects. She is skilled at synthesizing findings into strategic approaches and actionable change. Barczyk has collaborated with nonprofit and community-based organizations, government agencies, foundations, and academics from various disciplines. Her expertise includes child maltreatment prevention, suicide prevention, screening for youth alcohol or drug use, and improvement of hospital-based treatment and follow-up care.
At JBA, Barczyk supports and leads evaluation and technical assistance projects in the Child Welfare practice area, including those focused on maltreatment prevention, substance abuse, and systems change.
Prior to joining JBA, Barczyk was the director of research and evaluation at the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and an M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.