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head_jbutts2019Before joining the Research & 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, and senior research associate at the National Center for Juvenile Justice in Pittsburgh. I began my career as a drug counselor and social worker in Oregon. During my research career, I have managed projects with budgets totaling $49 Million ($54 Million in 2019 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.

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Jeffrey A. Butts is director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY). Previously, he 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. He graduated from the University of Oregon and earned the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. (http://jeffreybutts.net)

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Jeffrey A. Butts (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY). Previously, he 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. Dr. Butts has managed research projects with budgets totaling $49 Million ($54 Million in 2019 dollars) and he has worked with policymakers and justice practitioners in 28 states and several countries. He has published two books, dozens of monographs and reports for government agencies and foundations, as well as articles in academic and peer-reviewed journals. He graduated with a BA in sociology from the University of Oregon and an MSW from Portland State University before earning the Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Jeff began his justice career as a drug and alcohol counselor with the juvenile court in Eugene, Oregon.(http://jeffreybutts.net)

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Jeffrey A. Butts (BA University of Oregon, MSW Portland State University, Ph.D. University of Michigan) is director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY). His research focuses on discovering and improving policies and programs for youth involved in the justice system. Previously, he 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, D.C., and senior research associate at the National Center for Juvenile Justice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began his career in Oregon, first as a juvenile court drug and alcohol counselor in Eugene and then as a public child welfare caseworker in Portland. His research career began in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he worked on projects at the Institute for Social Research and the Center for the Study of Youth Policy. From 2010 to 2012, he served as a member of the committee on assessing juvenile justice reform for the National Research Council of the National Academies. In 2015, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appointed him to the Science Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Butts has managed research projects with budgets totaling $49 Million ($54 Million in 2019 dollars) and he has worked with policymakers and justice practitioners in 28 states and several countries. He has published two books, dozens of book chapters and reports for philanthropic foundations and government agencies, as well as peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the American Journal of Criminal Law, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Judicature, Law & Policy, Juvenile & Family Court Journal, Youth & Society, the Annual Review of Public Health, and Children and Youth Services Review. His research findings and policy views have been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, the Economist, the Guardian, Le Monde, Christian Science Monitor, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Time Magazine, CNN, CBS News, and National Public Radio among others. Jeff grew up in Springfield, Ohio. (http://jeffreybutts.net)