Patrick McCarthy


Patrick McCarthy is a Senior Fellow and Research Scholar working with the Lab’s Youth Justice Initiative team. He develops tools and resources for the YJI Taking on Transformation website and other Lab publications. He works on designing and implementing leadership development programs, and supports sites working toward transforming their youth justice systems. He is on the steering committee of the Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice. Before joining the Lab, he held positions as the president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the director of Delaware’s youth rehabilitation division, a faculty member at graduate schools at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Southern California, founder and director of an alternative school for youth with behavioral problems and a family therapist. He holds a PhD from Bryn Mawr College, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Manhattan College.