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Jeffrey A. Butts (http://jeffreybutts.net) 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 earned the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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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 and an adjunct member of the doctoral faculty in the Graduate Center of the 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 more than $36 million of research projects and 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 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 (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the 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). 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 earned the Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and worked on projects at the Institute for Social Research and the Center for the Study of Youth Policy. In 2015, the Attorney General of the United States appointed him as a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and 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. Dr. Butts has managed more than $36 million of research projects and 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)