Before joining the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College in 2010, Jeff Butts was a research fellow with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (2005-2009), director of the Program on Youth Justice at the Urban Institute (1997-2005), and senior research associate at the National Center for Juvenile Justice in Pittsburgh (1991-1997). After beginning his career as a drug counselor and social worker in Oregon, he turned to research and has managed projects with budgets totaling $51 Million ($61 Million in 2021 dollars) while working with policymakers and practitioners in more than 30 states and several countries. Jeff’s publications include two books and many book chapters, dozens of monographs and reports for government agencies and foundations, as well as articles in academic journals.