Karen Berberich

Karen Berberich is a research associate who joined Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice in May 2012. Among other research activities, Karen primarily manages data collection and statistical analysis for the Unaccompanied Children Program, a national initiative to increase access to legal information and representation for unaccompanied children facing removal from the United States. She also worked on Vera’s National Institute of Justice funded Improving Human Trafficking Victim Identification study, where she contributed to the validation of the first-ever screening tool to identify victims of human trafficking. Previously, she worked for the Aggression Research Program at the Institute for Social Research, where she was responsible for running experiments and conducting statistical analyses for studies concerning the causes and correlates of aggressive behavior. Karen holds a MS in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Michigan.