Key Clients and Projects

CJJA (Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators) Braintree, MA

Served as lead developer/author for the CJJA Staff Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Toolkit; provided technical assistance to more than 20 jurisdictions on reducing the use of isolation in juvenile justice facilities; and conducted comprehensive onsite program assessments for several state and county government agencies.

State of New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)Rensselaer, NY

Developed quality assurance tools to assist in monitoring state-contracted, Raise the Age, residential programs (i.e. written protocol, instrument to monitor program safety/effectiveness, etc.) We also helped them develop measures of program performance and conducted a formal evaluation of best practices.

American Institutes for Research- Arlington, VA

Developed national training resources and drafted national publications on various topics related to juvenile justice to include but not limited to: Reducing the use isolation in youth facilities; age of adult criminal responsibility; re-entry planning; and use of restraints on known pregnant females.

Fortune Society- New York, NY

Led the Better Living Center team in develop the program's mission, key goals, and performance measures (process and outcome indicators of program success); led the team to develop a multi-year data collection strategy; facilitated risk analyses to determine priority measures; and established the quarterly data review process to drive system changes.

Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC)- Salem, OR

Provided technical guidance and leadership in the development and implementation of the DOC performance measurement system.

State of Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS)- Salt Lake City, UT

Partnered with the CJJA (Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators) to conduct a detailed system review of five secure juvenile justice facilities and produced a comprehensive report detailing strengths and areas for improvement.

State of Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) Waterbury, VT

Conducted PREA audits for several close custody and community residential programs.