43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Jenny Stern-Carusone is a direct service provider, technical assistance provider, and program director working across multiple sectors, including schools, law enforcement, juvenile justice and social service providers. She has an extensive background in mentoring, juvenile justice, and community-based social change.
Stern-Carusone is responsible for technical production of virtual learning events for the Regional Educational Laboratory-Northeast & Islands (REL-NEI) and other programs throughout the Learning and Teaching Division. She provides technical direction for webinar development and online event production, as well as other strategic support for dissemination and knowledge utilization.
Currently, Stern-Carusone serves as a co-manager for the Children’s Safety Network Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) supporting states and territories implement Quality Improvement methodology to achieve greater outcomes in injury prevention. Previously at EDC, Stern-Carusone was Project Director for the Joining Forces in California Schools initiative, examining positive school discipline approaches to reduce expulsion and suspension rates and served as a Technical Assistance Specialist for the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention Safe Schools/Healthy Student Grant, the Tribal Youth Programs addressing delinquency prevention and The Center for the Advancement of Mentoring.
Stern-Carusone has coauthored several publications, including “Children of Incarcerated Parents” (Handbook of Youth Mentoring) and “Creating Supportive Environments that Promote Student Safety and Academic Achievement.”
Before joining EDC, Stern-Carusone served as Program Director for Committed Partners for Youth/ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County and as a faculty member of the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. She is a charter member of the Mentoring Children of Prisoners Support Center National Advisory Board and sits on the Lane County Prisoner Re-Entry task force.
Stern-Carusone received her BA from the University of Oregon and an MSW in community-based social work from Portland State University.