Daniel Avila is a Project Associate for the Crime Lab and Education Lab. Daniel coordinates the efforts of social policy researchers at the University of Chicago with city and state government agencies, a team of experienced data analysts, and numerous external program providers. His work focuses on increasing access to addiction treatment services and re-engaging at-risk youth with education opportunities.

Prior to joining the Labs, Daniel utilized a background in venture capital to expand early-stage indoor organic agriculture startups. Daniel holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Daniel’s Resources
Video about the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program

Video about the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program

Jun 2023

This video provides an overview of the Crime Lab’s evaluation of the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program, a program implemented by the community behavioral health provider Thresholds.