How Data can Monitor Change

Past Event
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Vera Institute of Justice

Dr. Schretzman leads the New York City Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), a unit of the Mayor's Office. Dr. Schretzman founded CIDI with the mission and goal of harnessing the power of New York City's Health and Human Service agencies to provide cross-agency data analysis in order to strategically inform policy decisions and foster interagency collaboration in addressing complex social problems. As Executive Director, Dr. Schretzman and CIDI have taken on and addressed research and policy challenges across numerous areas—aiming to improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers through creative solutions addressing urban challenges like child welfare, juvenile justice, homelessness, poverty, and other areas. Dr. Schretzman and CIDI recently released Disparity Report, a resource for understanding racial disparities for men and women across New York City over time.

As Family Service Coordinator for the City of New York from 2008 to 2011, Dr. Schretzman was responsible for designing and implementing cross-agency collaborations to enhance services provided by the City's Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. She has also served as Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning at the Department of Homeless Services and as Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Administration for Children's Services. Dr. Schretzman is an adjunct professor at New York University. Prior to joining city government, she held a variety of leadership positions at the not-for-profit organization Women in Need, Inc. Dr. Schretzman holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Montana; Master of Social Work from Hunter College; and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.