June 2014  Vol. 32, No. 2



Assessing Attitudes Towards Defendants with Mental Illness

Evaluation of Utah's Employment Placement Projec: Cross-Agency Collaborations and New Data


Search and Navigation Improvements Made to BJS Website

Bureau of Justice Statistics Receives Policy Impact Award

BJS to Implement 2014 Census of Adult Probation Supervising Agencies

NCJA Announces New Webinar Series


JRSA Hosts Training and Technical Assistance Webinars

Toolkit Series Supports Use of Evidence-Based Practices by SAAs

JRSA Staff Assist DC Grantees with Evaluation Capacity



Ed McGarrell Is New Director of the Michigan SAC


Idaho SAC Reports on State Crime Victimization Survey


Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Program

Evaluation of Chicago Police Department's Crisis Intervention Teams

Evaluation of St. Leonard's Ministries: A Prisoner Reentry Program


Iowa SAC Director Paul Stageberg to Retire in June

Effects of Earned Time for Iowa Inmates Charged with Robbery


Kansas Sentencing Commission Authorized to Make Statewide Supervision and Placement Cutoff Decisions Based Upon the Risk and Needs of the Offender


2014 Crime and Justice Data Book Reports Decline in Maine Index Crime


SAC to Release the Result of a Project Studying Attitudes Toward Defendants with Mental Illness


Crime Analysis Using Vermont NIBRS Data: A Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Universities

West Virginia

Conducting two community corrections research studies

Evaluating the Impact of the Drug Market Intervention

SAC continues to assess LS/CMI implementation

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Stephen Haas, President
Janeena J. Wing, Vice President
Lisa Shoaf, Secretary/ Treasurer
Danette Buskovick, Delegate
Mark Myrent Delegate
Roger Przybylski, Appointed Delegate
Phillip Stevenson, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

Shawn Flower, Research Associate
Karen F. Maline, Director of Member Services
Nancy Michel, Director of Publications
Stan Orchowsky, Research Director
Jason Trask, Program Associate
Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate
Carrie Williamson, Research Associate

Iowa SAC Director Paul Stageberg to Retire in June

Iowa SAC Director Paul Stageberg

Iowa SAC Director Paul Stageberg is retiring in June. Dr. Stageberg started his professional career in 1972 with the Des Moines/Polk County Metropolitan Criminal Justice Center, a Department of Justice-funded program to support the development of innovative programs in criminal justice. After that program closed, he worked for the Vera Institute in Des Moines to evaluate a pre-trial diversion program, followed by 18 months with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, where he prepared Iowa's first Uniform Crime Report.

Dr. Stageberg is the only person to have started SACs in two states (Iowa, in 1978, and Vermont, in 1987). He has represented SACs nationally by serving on the JRSA Executive Committee as an at-large member, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President. His interest in corrections research has led to the publication of numerous reports related to corrections and parole. Dr. Stageberg is looking forward to the opportunity to work in his shop, remodel his house, do more singing, resume playing the clarinet, exercise more regularly, and travel with his wife.