Cal Jenkins, M.S., Manager of Research and Evaluation for the Clear Pathways Initiative
Cal Jenkins, M.S., is Manager of Research and Evaluation for the Clear Pathways Initiative. She supports the initiative by developing project management strategies, coordinating work with public safety and evaluation partners, and designing and maintaining the chief executive officer dashboard. Cal has 5 years of experience with behavioral health policy, previously serving as an assistant and coordinator at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. She primarily worked on projects at the intersection of behavioral health and justice systems, where she provided technical assistance for the development, implementation, and evaluation of emergency room and jail diversion programs.
Cal received a BA and MS in Criminology from the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. As a student, she was a research assistant for a National Institute of Justice project and served as president of both the Black Student Alliance and the Criminal Justice Honor Society. She held other leadership roles in the Academic Senate, Residential Life, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
She serves as Consultant to Ohio’s Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) project, an initiative funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for Medicaid-covered children through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs. Cal provides project support to ensure alignment between existing mobile crisis response and hotline services with InCK project model components.