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Justice Policy Staff

George Shaler
George Shaler is the Senior Research Associate at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland. In addition, he is the Director of the Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), which is housed at the Muskie School. His primary research and evaluation interests are justice and public health issues and how these topics are intertwined. He provides program evaluation and consultation services to state and local government agencies as well as community-based organizations, and offers technical assistance in evaluation capacity building (using a logic model approach) to many Maine non-profits. Mr. Shaler has extensive experience in the application of statistical methods and techniques, and has been on the SAC staff since 2003. He has examined county jail trends, disproportionate minority contact, prison/jail health care issues, and juvenile and adult recidivism analysis, and conducted a community policing program evaluation. Mr. Shaler has co-authored and/or edited numerous SAC reports, including the recent Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System, a winner of the 2015 Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award in the Statistical Analysis/Management category.

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 Cutler Institute’s Justice Policy Program.  Her primary interest is the juvenile justice population.  She has authored and co-authored a number of recidivism reports, worked on projects related to youth detention rates as part of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), and co-authored the 2015 Disproportionate Contact Report.  She also contributed to the 2014 Maine Crime & Justice Data Book and co‑authored the 2015 Maine Crime Victimization Report.  In addition to her work with juvenile and criminal issues, Ms. Dumont also works with the Survey Research Center at Cutler Institute.

 

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