JRSA 2013-2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Stephen M. Haas, Ph.D.
West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
Office of Research and Strategic Planning Justice Center for Evidence Based Practice
JRSA's President is Stephen Haas, Director of the West Virginia SAC. He has served as Principal Investigator and Project Director on several state and federally funded research projects and evaluations and has published numerous research reports and academic papers on various topics in the field of criminology and criminal justice education. His recent work centered on the use of core correctional practices in offender reentry; the deterrent capacity of media awareness campaigns designed to reduce gun crime, gun availability, and violent crime; the statistical accuracy of crime statistics; racial profiling; and the use of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) in effective reentry case planning. Dr. Haas is a former G. Paul Sylvestre Award recipient and is a nationally recognized consultant and Master Trainer on the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI). He holds a B.A. in psychology and political science from The Ohio State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.
Janeena J. Wing
Idaho Statistical Analysis Center
Planning, Grants, and Research
Idaho State Police
JRSA's Vice President is Janeena Wing, Director of the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center. Her most recent research includes a study of the consumption patterns of prescription drugs in Idaho, a police detective personnel allocation study, analysis of domestic violence incidents through court records and police reports, crime on school campuses, and a statewide victimization survey. Ms. Wing received her M.A. in sociology from Idaho State University and is working on a doctoral degree at the University of the Rockies. She was the recipient in 2010 of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Award for State Justice Statistics Achievement.
Lisa Shoaf, Ph.D.
Ohio Statistical Analysis Center
Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS)
JRSA'a Secretary/Treasurer is Lisa Shoaf, Director of the Ohio SAC. Her primary responsibilities as SAC Director are to facilitate access to criminal justice statistics and to generate statistical reports and publications. Dr. Shoaf has collaborated with multiple state and federal agencies on information sharing projects such as the National Violent Death Reporting System and the Death in Custody Reporting Program. Most recently, she and her colleagues have been involved in a multi-city effort to implement a crime reduction initiative based on the Boston Ceasefire strategy.
Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center
Minnesota Office of Justice Programs
Danette Buskovick, Director of the Minnesota SAC, is a delegate on JRSA's Executive Committee. Ms. Buskovick is the Director of Training, Research and Communications in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs. Her research experience includes multiple recidivism studies for the state of Minnesota, an analysis of juvenile substance abuse and interventions in Minnesota, and numerous program evaluations, including youth intervention and reentry programs. Currently she is responsible for completing the biennial statewide report on human trafficking for the Minnesota Legislature. Ms. Buskovick was also lead staff to the statewide task force on trafficking between 2006 and 2011 and currently serves on the task force's steering committee. She just completed a year-long process to develop a victim-centered, trauma-informed statewide model to identify and serve juvenile sex trafficking victims and youth at risk for sexual exploitation. Ms. Buskovick has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master of Social Work in community practice from the University of Minnesota.
Illinois Statistical Analysis Center
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Mark Myrent, Director of the Illinois SAC, is a delegate on JRSA's Executive Committee. Mr. Myrent serves as Associate Director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, where he oversees the Research and Analysis Unit. He previously worked as Research Director for the Cook County Juvenile Court, conducting studies of juvenile detention alternatives and mental health screening of court-involved youth. Prior to that, he worked for more than 20 years at the Authority as a senior research analyst and Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS) project manager. He is the author of numerous publications on criminal justice strategic planning, juvenile justice trends, disproportionate minority contact, computerized access to criminal history records, victim assistance programs, and jail crowding. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago campuses of both Loyola University and the University of Illinois.
Consultant and Founder
RKC Group Consulting Services
Roger Przybylski is a consultant and founder of RKC Group, a private company that provides applied research, program evaluation and training and technical assistance services to public, private and non-profit organizations working in the criminal and juvenile justice communities. Prior to forming RKC Group in 1997, Mr. Przybylski served as associate director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, where he directed the Authority's research division. He also has served as coordinator of research for the Chicago Police Department, the nation's second largest local law enforcement agency. Mr. Przybylski is a past president of the Justice Research and Statistics Association, current chairman of the American Evaluation Association's crime and justice interest group, and a member of the Colorado Implementation Collaborative, a researcher-practitioner partnership focused on the use of implementation science in evidence-based initiatives. Mr. Przybylski recently authored the publication What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs, A Compendium of Evidence-Based Options for Preventing New and Persistent Criminal Behavior, and he served as guest editor for the 2012 special issue of the Justice Research and Policy journal focused on evidence-based policy and practice. His recent consulting work includes projects for the Institute of Intergovernmental Research, the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission, the Arizona problem-solving courts conference, the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, and several U.S. Department of Justice initiatives, including the SMART Office Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative
Phil Stevenson, Ph.D.
Arizona Statistical Analysis Center
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
Phil Stevenson has previously served on the board as President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Delegate, as well as on the Association's Training, Technical Assistance, and Technology Committee, the Research Committee, and the Data and Information Sharing Committee. He is the Director of the Arizona Statistical Analysis Center (AZSAC), which serves as the research arm of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and contributes to statewide policy development and practice by providing statistical research and analyses of Arizona's criminal and juvenile justice systems. Dr. Stevenson is a member and past chair of the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership Epidemiology Work Group, and is a member of the Children's Action Alliance Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts Juvenile Justice System Improvement Team. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Privacy and Information Quality Working Group and is a member of the Global Standards Council, which are subcommittees of the Federal Advisory Committee that advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. In 2012, in addition to his other duties and activities, he will be serving as Co-Chair of Arizona's National Instant Criminal Background Check System Task Force. Since moving to Arizona in 2006, Dr. Stevenson has been recognized by Governors Napolitano and Brewer for his work on substance abuse issues in Arizona and by the United States Attorney's Office, District of Arizona for his work for a statewide reentry initiative. Dr. Stevenson received his bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.
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