About

Currently, Dr. Threadcraft-Walker serves as the Justice Research Manager for Harris County Pretrial Services where she is responsible for establishing a comprehensive research agenda, explicating the impact of various programs and policies on defendants under supervised release in the third largest county in the nation. In her previous role as In-Custody Population Coordinator, Dr. Threadcraft-Walker utilized multilevel modeling techniques to identify the impact of federally ordered bond release on failure to appear, bond revocation, and new law violation across subgroups of defendants. Her published areas of research include predictive bias and the distribution of error by race, gender, and ethnicity in both juvenile and adult domains. Dr. Threadcraft-Walker’s previous grant experience includes projects with Baylor College of Medicine’s Neuroscience and Law Division, the National Science Foundation, as well as Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Center for Advancing Opportunity, and Charles Koch Institute. Additionally, she leads HCPS’ Outcomes Measurement team and is a recent addition the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies’ Education Committee. Dr. Threadcraft-Walker earned a B.S. in sociology, a M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Houston-Downtown. She received a Ph.D. in the administration of justice from Texas Southern University.