Before joining the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College in 2010, I 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). I began my career as a drug counselor and social worker in Oregon. During my research career, I have managed projects with budgets totaling $50 Million ($57 Million in 2021 dollars). I have worked with policymakers and practitioners in more than 30 states and several countries, and 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 journals. In 2015, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed me to the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs.