About the Authors

head_evansDouglas Evans is a faculty member at Mercy College in New York, a visiting scholar with the Research & Evaluation Center, and research director for the Evidence Generation initiative. His work focuses on community-based programs for offenders and the formerly incarcerated, including the R&E Center’s collaborative project on redemptive criminal justice policies being conducted with Justice Fellowship. Doug earned the Ph.D. at Indiana University-Bloomington.
head_butts3_smallJeffrey A. Butts is director of the Research and Evaluation Center and PI or co-PI for the Graduate Fellowships that comprise the Evidence Generation initiative. His work focuses on policies and programs for at-risk and disconnected youth, especially those involved with the justice system. Previously, he was a research fellow with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, director of the Program on Youth Justice at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and senior research associate at the National Center for Juvenile Justice. Dr. Butts is a graduate of the University of Oregon and he earned the Ph.D. in sociology and social work from the University of Michigan.