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Paul Gendreau, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Centre at the Saint John Campus of the University of New Brunswick. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. The main thrust of his research over the years has been concerned with the prediction and treatment of criminal behavior and the effects of prison life.

Carol Shapiro is Director of La Bodega de la Familia, a neighborhood drug crisis center and a project of the Vera Institute of Justice. Previously, she served as a consultant to Her Majesty's Home Office in London, an Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Department of Correction, and an administrator for an applied research center at Rutgers University Graduate School of Criminal Justice. For over 20 years, Ms. Shapiro has been a catalyst for criminal justice reform, focusing specifically on the development of alternatives to custody, victim/offender services, and substance abuse policy. Both her professional experiences and writing reflect her commitment to working in partnership with communities and criminal justice, health, and social service systems to reduce reliance on incarceration while addressing concomitant victim, offender, and neighborhood issues.

Donald S. Shepard, Ph.D. is Research Professor at the Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis University. A health economist, his research focuses on cost-effectiveness analysis and financing of substance abuse treatment and other health services. Dr. Shepard is currently principal investigator of a multi-site NIDA study on cost-effectiveness of drug treatment and a NIAAA evaluation of the impact of managed care programs for substance abuse for Medicaid recipients in Massachusetts and Michigan. He also leads the cost and cost-effectiveness analyses in a major national study of substance treatment (the Alcohol and Drug Services Study) and in an analysis of substance abuse treatment in Connecticut prisons.

Constance Weisner, Ph.D. is Area Director for Health Services Research at the Alcohol Research Group and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. She is on the National Advisory Council of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems. She conducts research on substance abuse problems in health and human service populations, access to treatment, and treatment outcome.

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