Victoria Nelson

Victoria Nelson

Data Analyst, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Victoria Nelson


Victoria has worked as a data analyst for the last five years. She joined the jail diversion evaluation team at Wayne State University in 2018. Prior to coming to Wayne State, she was a data analyst at Michigan State University’s Division of Public Health, and the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the State of New York. She has been involved with a number of varied research projects, including: an evaluation to interrupt the school to prison pipeline in upstate New York; the effects of budgetary cuts on sexual assault service providers; the efficacy of in-program treatment for juvenile offenders with substance abuse disorder; the effects of high alcohol outlet density in a community on community violence and disadvantage. In addition to her work with Wayne State University, she is also a PhD candidate (ABD) in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.


Victoria’s primary role is the cleaning, conditioning, managing, and analysis of multiple data sets from jails, courts, and state-level agencies. In addition to these data responsibilities, she also assists in the writing of manuscripts and government reports.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD in Criminal Justice, State University of New York: University at Albany
  • MA, Criminal Justice, State University of New York: University at Albany
  • BA, Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • BA, English, Michigan State University

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