Sandy Dayton, CPA
Director of Finance
Sandy Dayton has over 20 years of financial and administrative experience in nonprofit associations. She oversees the areas of finance, budget, accounting operations, human resources, payroll, audit, reporting and compliance, and conference logistics.
Erin Farley, Ph.D.
Erin J. Farley joined the JRSA staff in May 2015 as a Research Associate working on the Pre-Trial Justice Institute Project. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Delaware. Prior to working at JRSA Dr. Farley was a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation in NYC where she worked on a number of projects including an evaluation of Intelligence Driven Prosecution in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the Manhattan Mental Health Court, and a randomized trial of an evidence-based assessment protocol in New York City drug courts. She has co-authored reports on indigent defense reforms in Brooklyn, as well as the Adolescent Diversion Program, Judicial Diversion, Improving Courtroom Communication, and the Bronx Family Treatment Court.
Audrey Fleming, B.S.
Accounting and Operations Manager
Audrey joined the JRSA team in October, 2016, and has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit associations. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the financial and administrative operations of the association and provides additional support to the Director of Finance. Audrey holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an accounting concentration from Strayer University.
Shawn Flower, Ph.D.
Shawn M. Flower joined the JRSA staff in May 2012 as a part-time Research Associate working on the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center. She earned her undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at University of Maryland, College Park. As a graduate student, she conducted process and outcome evaluations on prevention interventions for at-risk youth. Since completing her Ph.D. in 2007, Shawn has been the Principal Researcher of Choice Research Associates, focusing on issues of prisoner re-entry, female offenders, community corrections, and program evaluations that employ rigorous methodologies. She is a consultant with the National Institute of Corrections Women Offender Initiative, Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, and serves as Chair of the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Women Offender Management Workgroup.
Laura Gerhard, B.A.
Laura Gerhard joined the JRSA staff in May 2016 as a part-time Program Associate. Laura works as an ETO Systems Administrator on the District of Columbia Reentry Coalition Project and the DC Show Up Stand Out truancy reduction project. Laura is a certified ETO Systems Administrator, advanced ETO Results developer, and has taught several classes on the use of ETO. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining JRSA, Laura has worked across many industries as a Senior Systems Analyst, Senior Applications Developer, Data Analyst, and Web Designer/Developer.
Kris Lugo, Ph.D.
Kristina Lugo earned her Ph.D. in Justice, Law and Criminology at American University in 2016 and her MPA from Georgia State University in 2011. She joined JRSA in January 2017 as a Research Associate working on a study of prosecutors' use of state human trafficking statutes and a research design to estimate the costs of crime victimization. Prior to JRSA, Dr. Lugo was a Senior Criminal Justice Research Associate at CSR, Incorporated, where she managed the Performance Measurement Tool for the Office for Victims of Crime. She has worked on diverse research projects, including the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, organized crime challenges in the Dutch Caribbean, and numerous projects related to human trafficking and violent extremism as a fellow with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
Bailey Maryfield, M.S.
Bailey Maryfield joined the JRSA staff in October 2016 as a Research Analyst working on the National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics Methamphetamine Project. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public Safety from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. Prior to working at JRSA, Bailey was a Research Associate with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Statistical Analysis Center for Indiana. She worked on several projects there, including Indiana’s Strategic Plan for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Stan Orchowsky provides research expertise to the SACs and coordinates JRSA multistate criminal justice research projects. Dr. Orchowsky has over 30 years' experience in criminal justice research, policy development, and program evaluation. He has taught numerous classes on research methods and performance measurement. Stan formerly served as Evaluation Section Chief for the Virginia Statistical Analysis Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Jeffrey Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Sedgwick joined JRSA as Executive Director in January 2015, having previously served as Director of the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Dr. Sedgwick is responsible for the overall management of JRSA, including administrative functions, program development and implementation, and liaison to other national criminal justice organizations. He provides staff support to JRSA's Executive Committee as well as to the Association’s members.
Beth Shuman, MSW, LCSW-C
Beth Shuman joined the JRSA staff in February 2017 as Project Manager for the National Resource Center for Victim-Related Research and Evaluation. Additionally, she will provide support for new JRSA strategic partnerships. Beth's career spans the non-profit, public and private sectors. Most recently her work with Public Health Management Corporation on multi-disciplinary, innovative best practices in public health and human services focused on developing and leading workforce training and leadership initiatives for the field. Previously, Beth created and led a wide array of mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice programs for high-risk multi-system involved individuals and their families in organizations, schools, hospitals, prisons and communities in the DC metro and Philadelphia regions. Beth is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Jason Trask, M.S.
Strategic Communication Associate
Jason Trask joined Justice Research and Statistics Association in October 2000. In that time he has worked on a variety of data collection and program evaluation projects, including the Weed and Seed Data Center Project and the Bureau of Justice Assistance Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement Project. In addition, Jason has participated in various research projects, trainings, and presentations related to performance measurement and data collection. He holds a master's degree in Justice, Law, and Society from American University.
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