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George Shaler
Mr. Shaler has been a Research Associate at the Muskie School of Public Service since 1999. He provides program evaluation and consultation services to state and local government agencies as well as community-based organizations. He provides technical assistance in evaluation capacity building (using logic model approach) to many Maine non-profits, including to all Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group grantees. Mr. Shaler has extensive experience in the application of statistical methods and techniques. He has worked on criminal history records, county jail trends, disproportionate minority contact, prison/jail health care issues, community policing program evaluation, and juvenile and adult recidivism analysis. He authored two policy briefs examining the characteristics of repeat offenders and law enforcement use patterns of the largest county jail in Maine. He is also project director of the Maine SAC’s grant from JRSA, entitled Maine SAC - CHRIS Capacity Building Project. The purpose of the project is to build the SAC’s capacity and access to Maine’s CHR system, with the goal of access to a rich, accessible source of data for various analyses.

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Erica King
Erica Hansen King is a Policy Associate at the Justice Policy Program. Ms. King evaluates correctional programs, delivers coaching, provides training and technical assistance in evidence based practices, and designs organizational and workforce development strategies in corrections, child welfare and other state systems. For over 12 years Ms. King has been a leader in moving innovative programs forward to full implementation. She has designed and implemented successful initiatives impacting a variety of vulnerable populations, including adults and youth who are incarcerated, homeless, in foster care, refugees, underprivileged and/or impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. She provides leadership and project management in collaboration with state and non-profit agencies for juvenile recidivism, organizational effectiveness, gender responsive programming, disproportionate minority contact, correctional program effectiveness and other areas.

Sheri Moulton
Ms. Moulton has several years of experience at the University of Southern Maine, and has been a Project Assistant with the Justice Policy Program Center since 2004. Ms. Moulton is expert in using software for design and formatting of reports, organizing and supporting large event and conference planning, collecting and entering quantitative data, and monitoring financial reporting. She serves a key role in substantially enhancing the quality of SAC/SAC reports and presentations.

Robyn Dumont
Robyn Dumont is a Research Analyst at the Justice Policy Program.  Her primary interest is in recidivism, particularly in the juvenile population.  She authored the 2013 Juvenile Recidivism Report and co-authored the Recidivism Rates of Committed Youth 2006-2009 Report.  She has also worked on projects related to detention rates as part of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) and contributed to the 2014 Maine Crime & Justice Data Book.  She is currently working on a project related to Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in the juvenile justice system.

 

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