Elizabeth Barnhart

Liz Barnhart, MS, is a Senior Court Management Consultant for the National Center for State Courts supporting multiple statewide, regional, and local evaluation and technical assistance projects. Ms. Barnhart formerly served McLean County, IL for over a decade in a criminal justice planning role, working with members of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to develop and fund programs responsive to community needs. Ms. Barnhart provided leadership and administrative support for programs such as the domestic violence multidisciplinary team, therapeutic courts, and specialized pretrial and probation units. Ms. Barnhart additionally has considerable experience in child welfare, clinical case and therapeutic milieu management, housing and community development, national service, and adult education. Ms. Barnhart has been recognized nationally as an expert in grant writing and management, has a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and serves on the NCSC’s DEI Committee, Women’s Justice Institute’s Illinois Taskforce and the Adult Redeploy Illinois Performance Measurement Committee. Ms. Barnhart graduated from Adams State University with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Sociology at Illinois State University. She has also earned a certificate in DEI from University of South Florida MUMA College of Business