Jeffrey A. Butts (Ph.D., University of Michigan), director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an adjunct member of the doctoral faculty in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Before my appointment as director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College in 2010, I was a research fellow with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, director of the Program on Youth Justice at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and senior research associate at the National Center for Juvenile Justice in Pittsburgh. I have managed $36 million of research projects during my career and worked with policymakers and justice practitioners in more than 30 states and several countries. My publications include two books and many book chapters, dozens of monographs and reports for government agencies and foundations, as well as articles in academic and peer-reviewed journals. I began my justice career as a drug and alcohol counselor with the juvenile court in Eugene, Oregon. In 2015, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appointed me to the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs.

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