Jaclyn Houston-Kolnik

Manager and Victimologist for the Center for Victim Studies

Jaclyn Houston-Kolnik is the manager of the Authority’s Center for Victim Studies. This center leads the Research & Analysis Unit in developing a statewide research agenda that will inform policy, practice, and funding as it relates to victimization and victim services. Jaclyn is a victimologist and received her doctorate in community psychology from DePaul University with a focus on violence against women. Her research centers on sexual assault, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence. She has experience completing program evaluations, utilizing various sophisticated statistical methodologies, and translating traditional academic research into tangible action steps for improving policy and practice. Jaclyn also has a master’s degree in community psychology from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Azusa Pacific University.

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Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
  • Master or Arts, Community Psychology, DePaul University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Community Psychology, DePaul University

Areas of Interest

Community psychology, violence against women, sexual assault, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence.