Treatment Resources for Programs 

Chief Wendy Still

Get to Know Dr. Taxman

Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D., is a University Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is a health service criminologist.  She is recognized for her work in the development of seamless systems-of-care models that link the criminal justice system with other health care and other service delivery systems and reengineering probation and parole supervision services.

She has conducted experiments to examine different processes to improve treatment access and retention, to assess new models of probation supervision consistent with RNR frameworks, and to test new interventions. She has active “laboratories” with numerous agencies including the Virginia Department of Corrections, Alameda County Probation Department (CA), Hidalgo County Community Corrections Department (TX), North Carolina Department of Corrections, and Delaware Department of Corrections. She developed the translational RNR Simulation Tool (www.gmuace.org/tools) to assist agencies to advance practice.

Dr. Taxman has published more than 200 articles.  She is the current Principal Investigator for the National Institute on Drug Abuse‘s Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN).  She is the author of numerous books including Implementing Evidence-Based Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment (Springer, 2012 with Steven Belenko) and Handbook on Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward: Building on the Record (with Pamela Lattimore and Beth Huebner, Routledge Press, 2020). She is co-Editor of Health & Justice.

The American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections has recognized her as Distinguished Scholar twice as well as the Rita Warren and Ted Palmer Differential Intervention Treatment award.  She received the Joan McCord Award in 2017 from the Division of Experimental Criminology. In 2018, she was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology. In 2019, she received the lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections.  She has a Ph.D. from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice.

Areas of Expertise:

Fairness Issues in Risk Assessment, Health and Justice Policies, Corrections and Probation/Parole, Evidence-based Practices, Implementation Science, Intervention Science, Motivational Interviewing in Justice Settings, Implementation-Effectiveness Studies

Treatment Resources for Programs 

Join us to learn about available treatment resources and tools for criminal justice programs. The webinar will feature a panel of experts, including George Mason University’s Dr. Faye Taxman discussing her team’s RNR Simulation Tool.

Panelists will delve into best practices and tips for the resources they present as well as discuss tips for securing resources in challenging situations. 

When: October 28, 2021 from 3 – 4:30 PM ET

This webinar is over, the recording is available. 

Get to know the other panelists 

Amy Murphy

Amy Murphy is a Project Director with the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) at George Mason, where her major projects include the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network and the translational tools SUSTAIN and the RNR Simulation Tool. Ms. Murphy has provided training and managed TTA for over 200 jurisdictions and 400 programs for the past seven years. Amy has over fifteen years of experience in the criminal justice and public health fields and has worked extensively with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as community-based organizations. Amy received a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University.

Atiim Boykin

Atiim Boykin is a Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Worker, Community Activist, Musician, Poet, and Arts Organizer, from Oakland, CA, who lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and daughter. In 2015 he co-founded the Young Adult Court (YAC) in San Francisco, CA. YAC is a collaborative accountability court where the offices of the District Attorney’s, Public Defender, Sheriff Department, and Superior Court, Clinical staff empower youth facing felony charges to access community services to remove barriers to stability.

Caroline Davidson

Caroline Davidson, MPH is the Vice President of State Engagement for Shatterproof’s ATLAS team. In this role, Caroline oversees the stakeholder engagement team within states implementing the ATLAS® quality measurement system for addiction treatment facilities. Caroline also regularly gives risk reduction training to young adults who inject opioids.

Caroline brings a history of working in policy and advocacy, and a knowledge of addiction and treatment. Prior to coming to Shatterproof, Caroline worked in communications and data analysis at the Viral Hepatitis Program of the NYC Health Department, and in policy research at Raising Women’s Voices – a nationwide advocacy nonprofit. She is also an experienced HIV/hepatitis C test counselor, and has conducted sessions with over 150 clients in addiction treatment centers and at street-based outreach.

Caroline has a BA in Public Health and French from the University of California at Berkeley and an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health. She resides in New York State, and is 4 years sober from alcohol.