Andrea Cantora, PhD

andrea cantora

Posted on August 11, 2023

University of Baltimore, Associate Professor in School of Criminal Justice

Andrea Cantora received her doctorate in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Dr. Cantora has worked as a researcher at John Jay and the Vera Institute of Justice, in their Center on Sentencing and Corrections. She specializes in qualitative research and program evaluations, with a primary focus on prisoner reentry, correctional education, and urban crime prevention. Her work has been published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Studies. Aside from her research, Dr. Cantora has also worked directly with incarcerated populations since 2000. She has provided tutoring to juvenile offenders, worked as a counselor for girls with mental and developmental disorders, developed and implemented a reentry program for women, and taught college courses to incarcerated men. And, most notably, in 2016 she helped launch the University of Baltimore’s Second Chance College Program at Jessup Correctional Institution.

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