Dr. May has over twenty years of experience in criminal justice and has served in top leadership positions for the two largest CSCDs in Texas. In 2013, she was appointed as Director of the Harris County CSCD where she oversees a staff of 800 employees, manages a $60 million dollar budget, and is responsible for the supervision of 45,000 offenders. Dr. May has worked extensively in the development and implementation of innovative strategies to maximize resources and provide effective supervision and treatment services. Dr. May has been recognized as a national and state leader in the implementation of sustainable evidence-based practices in criminal justice. She serves on numerous local and state committees and provides testimony regarding policy and funding decisions for the legislature. Dr. May received her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Texas. She served as an adjunct professor Southern Methodist University for over ten years, teaching Forensic Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Behavioral Action of Drugs.
Dr. Lovins is the Assistant Director for Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice. Prior to coming to Houston, his work at the School of Criminal Justice has included developing a state-wide juvenile risk assessment (Ohio Youth Assessment System: OYAS) and adult risk assessment (Ohio Risk Assessment System: ORAS), as well as redesigning juvenile and adult correctional programs to meet evidence-based standards. Dr. Lovins has been invited to present to over 150 agencies and routinely trains agencies in the principles of effective intervention, risk assessment, and the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Dr. Lovins has recently received the Dr. Simon Dinitz Award for his work and dedication in helping correctional agencies adopt evidence-based programs. In addition, he has published articles on risk assessment, sexual offenders, effective interventions, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
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