Justice Experts

Esther IvoryEsther Ivory

 Skills and Subject Area Expertise

Project Management & Oversight   ·   Strategic Planning   ·
Criminal Justice-Related Subject Matter

Data Analysis & Reporting   ·   Grants & Operations Management

Client Relations Process Improvement   ·   Systems Design & Enhancement

Peer Review   ·   Facilitation   ·   Marketing & Outreach

 Education

Carnegie Mellon University, 1989

M.S., Public Management and Policy

University of Notre Dame, 1987

B.A., Government and International Relations/ Computer Applications

Harvard University, 1987

Public Policy and Management Summer Institute

University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1984–1985

Foreign Study Program

CSR Employment History & Experience

  • CSR, Incorporated (1999–Present)

Project Director (September 2010–Present; April 2004–September 2007)

Research, Evaluation, and Technical Assistance, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Manages daily operations of a technical assistance contract to support NIJ research, evaluation, and demonstration activities. Supervises team providing administrative, technical, and logistical support for peer review, product review, consultant assignments, and meeting/conference planning for up to 110 tasks per year. Oversees peer review, data management, and communications, including maintaining and updating existing NIJ Consultant Information System (CIS), the repository of information on more than 6,000 criminal justice practitioners and researchers.

Deputy Project Director (April 1999–March 2004)           

On previous NIJ technical assistance contract, provided oversight for 40 peer review panels each year involving approximately 500 grant applications that were reviewed by researchers and practitioners. Worked with NIJ to develop procedures for both electronic and face-to-face panel meetings.

Associate Project Director/Subcontract Project Manager (October 2008–Present)         

Data Coordination and Technical Assistance Center, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Manages tasks and activities associated with data collection, evaluation, and technical assistance efforts for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program reporting systems. Oversees the development of materials to support technical assistance to 550 grantees and 2,100 service providers. Coordinates training activities for grantees, and develops and delivers training modules. Monitors technical assistance for 1,200 calls per year, with half occurring in the 6 weeks leading up to the annual reporting deadline. Helps develop requirements for HAB’s client-level data system. Provides oversight for two programs focused on the delivery of dental health services to people with HIV. Supervises staff, reviews deliverables, oversees quality management, and prepares reports. Participates in budget development and monitoring and serves as backup to the project director.

Project Director (September 2010–September 2014)         

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice. Managed operations to support peer review of grant applications and product reviews. Oversaw development and implementation of electronic peer review system to capture review comments and provide tracking reports, allowing CSR staff and COPS program managers to monitor progress.

Task Manager (October 2007–September 2011)   

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provided technical assistance and logistical support for the peer review of the NIDA Director’s Avant-Garde Award, a $500,000 grant to support innovative and cutting-edge research on the intersection of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. Responsible for outlining the peer review process, including an administrative review by NIDA staff, an external review by subject matter experts, and an interview panel of prominent researchers. Developed peer review materials for the internal and external reviewers.

Research Associate (January–June 2007)              

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Provided technical assistance in coordinating a peer review panel of Tribal Youth Program Longitudinal Feasibility Study products and a proposal. Provided support in determining the peer review process. Conducted searches to identify experts with a background in juvenile delinquency, American Indian youth, and longitudinal studies.

Evaluator (April 2005–January 2007)                   

Research and Evaluation Technical Assistance, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Evaluator. Girl Scouts of USA. Served as a program evaluator for the 2005 and 2006 assessment of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program to learn more about the types of girls who take part in the program and how helpful the program is for them and their mothers. Conducted site visits and interviewed girls, caregivers, and incarcerated mothers. Facilitated a focus group of girls aged 11–16. Prepared interview summaries and developed girl profiles for final report.

Professional Affiliations

Project Management Institute, 2015–Present

Awards and Honors

  • Alumni of the Year, Notre Dame Club of Washington, DC—2003
  • Regional Representative, Notre Dame Alumni Association—2000–2003
  • Inroads Business Coordinator of the Year—1997
  • Board of Trustees, University of Notre Dame—1990–1993
  • Outstanding Young Women of America—1986–1990
  • Otto Davis Award for Racial and Social Justice—1989
  • Sloan Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies—1987–1988
  • Modern and Classical Language Honor Society of Delta Phi Alpha—1987

 


Ursula Murdaugh

Skills and Subject Area Expertise

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention   ·   Performance Measurement   ·
Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance   ·   Policy and Program Analysis   ·
Strategic Planning Organizational Partnerships and Collaboration   ·
Evidence-Based Programming

Education

The Johns Hopkins University, 1995

Certificate, Health Policy and Administration

University of South Carolina, 1991

M.P.H., Health Care Administration

Xavier University, 1988

B.S., Biology

CSR Employment History & Experience

  • CSR, Incorporated (2005–Present )

Project Director, Technical Assistance/Data Management. Data Coordination and Technical Assistance Center, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2013–2014). Coordinated daily technical assistance activities, developing schedules for help desk coverage, and trained technical analysts. Provided technical assistance (TA) to more than 2,100 grantees and their service providers to prepare, submit, and verify annual program data. Monitored timelines to ensure project objectives were met and stakeholder requirements were satisfied. Designed and enhanced project management reports and worked closely with project staff to create ad hoc reports and troubleshoot problems. Tracked and maintained record of grantee issues. Coordinated weekly TA reports, documenting issues, questions, and resolutions on more than annual 1,200 calls. Monitored project data for consistency and quality assurance. Monitored grantee submissions status, generated custom reports, and conducted analysis. Maintained data report instruction manuals and other resource materials. Developed written and oral presentations. Delivered training online for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Data Report.

Training and Technical Assistance Task Lead. OJJDP Evaluation Management Contract, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), DOJ (2005–Present). Oversees training and technical assistance operations to more than 2,000 grant recipients (State, national, tribal, and territory grantees). Guides development and enhancement of a Web-based performance-reporting tool, informs the development of performance indicators for Federal grant programs, acts as a liaison with client, and develops materials and presentations to train Federal staff and grantees on a range of data submission issues. Provides training and technical assistance in performance measurement to national, State, and local youth-serving agencies and organizations. Conducts training and technical assistance at regional and national conference workshops. Helps support OJJDP in preparation for its Program Assessment Rating Tool review.

Deputy Project Director. BJA Performance Measurement, Training and Technical Assistance Contract, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), DOJ (2009–2013). Managed the project’s daily tasks and staff, provided input on direction of work, monitored budget, and maintained day-to-day contact with client. Developed performance measurement reporting tools and provided direction for development and enhancement of two Web-based data collection tools. Oversaw training and technical assistance activities for BJA grantees and staff. Prepared presentations and conducted briefings at regional and national meetings. Directed and guided development and enhancement of a Web-based reporting tool. Significantly contributed to the development of BJA’s current performance measurement data collection, including offering training and technical assistance to staff and grantees, developing presentation materials, making presentations, and facilitating meetings.

Project Director. BJA Evaluation Management Contract, BJA, DOJ (2008–2010). Project ended March 21, 2010. Oversaw all aspects of project and budget, serving as the liaison with BJA staff. Guided development of a Web-based performance reporting tool. Oversaw the provision of technical assistance to staff and grantees as part of BJA’s data collection efforts, including presentation materials, onsite and Web-based presentations, and requests for information. Contributed to data analysis and prepared monthly and annual reports.


Pattie San Antonio

Skills and Subject Area Expertise

Program Evaluation   ·   Qualitative Methodology   ·   Qualitative Analysis

Training and Technical Assistance   ·   Ethnicity and Identity   ·

Performance Measurement American Indian/Alaska Native Communities  ·

Community and Family Life   ·   Urban Communities

Education

Arizona State University, 1991

Ph.D., Anthropology

SUNY Binghamton, 1982

M.A., Anthropology

University of Maryland, 1977

B.A., Anthropology

CSR Employment History & Experience

  • CSR, Incorporated (2006–Present)

Project Director. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Evaluation Management, OJJDP, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Manages all aspects of the contract and allocates resources and staff across all three tasks on the contract, creates schedules for deliverables, submits regular updates to the OJJDP COR, and monitors the budget. Produces performance data reports, directs development of enhancements to a Web-based data collection tool, oversees training and technical assistance for OJJDP grantees and staff, and manages all aspects of performance measures development from design and assessment through implementation. Strategic planning for performance measure development includes constructing logic models, vetting performance measures and access to data with grantees in focus groups, working with OJJDP staff to assess and finalize measures, developing definitions, planning trainings and document development, coordinating with IT to add to online tool, and planning how to use and report out data. Prepares presentations and conducts trainings at regional and national meetings. Conducts focus groups with OJJDP grantees and staff, organizes and produces reports on data validation and verification of specific grant programs, and writes consensus documents and reports for OJJDP.

Senior Evaluation Specialist. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Evaluation Management, OJJDP, OJP. Develops performance measures, prepares literature reviews, moderates peer reviews of proposals and research reports, writes consensus documents, and plans and conducts focus groups with DOJ grantees and tribal adults and youth. At regional meetings, provides training and technical assistance to Tribal Youth Program grantees on strategic planning and program evaluation. Conducts focus groups with OJJDP staff on compliance issues, and writes consensus reports. For Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), develops interview protocols, focus group protocols, and survey questions administered to Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) grantees in preparation for BJA’s improvement of JAG performance measures. Moderates JAG grantee focus group. Writes reports and PowerPoint presentations about interview and focus group material for BJA staff.

Project Director. National Process Evaluation of the Tribal Youth Program, OJJDP, OJP, DOJ. Administers the budget and directs the research, analysis, and preparation of reports on a process evaluation of the application process, grant implementation, program sustainability, and issues in working with tribal data. Responsible for conducting interviews with tribal grantees, organizing Advisory Board meetings, presenting evaluation findings to the client and program advisors, and completing final reports.

Project Director. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) Third-Year Program Evaluation, Girl Scouts of the USA. Conducted telephone interviews with GSBB project directors. Coordinated prison site visit to observe a GSBB program, conducted interviews, and facilitated focus groups with incarcerated mothers. Analyzed survey data and wrote final impact evaluation report.

Project Manager. National Indian Youth Police Academy Process Evaluation, Fox Valley Technical College Criminal Justice Center for Innovation. Designed methodology and instruments for the process evaluation of a 2-week youth law enforcement training academy. Coordinated site visit, administered surveys to youth participants, recorded observations of program activities, and interviewed law enforcement staff and parents. Analyzed survey and interview data. Developed final evaluation report.


James “Jimmy” SteyeeJames “Jimmy” Steyee

Skills and Subject Area Expertise

Criminology and Criminal Justice   ·   Sociology   ·   Public Policy   ·
Quantitative Data Analysis

Data Collection   ·   Grantwriting and Technical Writing

 Education

University of California—Irvine, 2011

M.A.S., Criminology, Law and Society

Montana State University—Bozeman, 2006

B.S., Sociology, with concentration in Justice Studies

The Performance Institute, Government Performance Manager Certificate Program

  • Strategic Planning (January 2015)
  • Developing and Using Performance Measures (January 2015)
  • Moving from Measurement to Management (January 2015)
  • Transforming Data Into Information: Visualization, Verification, Reporting, and Analysis

(February 2015)

  • Foundations for Business Analysis (May 2015)

CSR Employment History & Experience

  • CSR, Incorporated, Arlington, VA (2012–Present)

Project Director. Performance Measurement, Data Analysis, Training and Technical Assistance (PMT) Services for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) (2014–Present). Manages the project’s daily tasks and staff, provides strategic planning for direction of work, monitors budget, and maintains daily contact with client on all contract-related tasks. Oversees training and technical assistance activities for OJP grantees and staff. Provides technical direction on developing data collection of OJP Key Performance Indicators and programmatic common measures for the Performance Management Initiative Pilot Project. Designed assessment of a study comparing (pros and cons) semiannual and quarterly performance measurement reporting at OJP.

Deputy Project Director. Bureau of Justice Assistance Performance Measurement, Training and Technical Assistance Contract, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), DOJ (2013–Present). Manages the project’s daily tasks and staff, provides strategic planning for direction of work, monitors budget, and maintains daily contact with client on all contract-related tasks. Oversees development of logic models and performance measurement questionnaires including the development, implementation, and assessment of performance measurement reporting tools such as the new JAG accountability measures, Tribal measures, RSAT, Drug Court, and Body-Worn Cameras. Supervise training and technical assistance activities for BJA grantees and staff, including the training of more than 2,000 grantees. Managed the BJA Program Evaluation Scan Initiative that yielded a report with evaluation literature synopses of all BJA programs. Prepared presentations and conducts briefings at regional and national meetings for BJA staff and grantees; conducted training sessions for 3 years at the annual RSAT workshop. Provides analytical support and technical direction for GrantStat and BJA’s strategic plan.

Deputy Project Director. Performance Measurement, Data Analysis, and Training and Technical Assistance, National Institute of Justice, DOJ (2014–Present). Assists with the project’s daily tasks. Provides input on development of performance measurement reporting tools and development of a Web-based data collection system. Assists the project manager with document review, meetings, and other contract-related tasks. Assists with developing logic models and questionnaires for two of the three programs in the NIJ DNA portfolio.

Senior Criminal Justice Research Associate. Performance Measurement, Training and Technical Assistance, BJA, OJP, DOJ. Conducted analysis and identified trends with large datasets on BJA programs including Drug Court, RSAT, coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation program (TCAP/IASAP, and Tribal Construction). Developed published reports on RSAT, Drug Court, Tribal Courts, Recovery Act Byrne Programs, as well as others. Responded to ad hoc data requests, including OCFO. Assisted BJA respond to GAO and OIG audits. Assisted with the development of the Tribal Courts and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and TCCLA logic models. Developed performance measures for Drug Court, RSAT, and Tribal programs. Provided training and technical assistance to BJA grantees.