William Woodward is a faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (2002-Present). Previously, he was a Senior Project Manager at Center for Effective Public Policy, where he managed the National Resource Center for Collaboration in the Criminal Justice System and managed Resource Sites for the Center for Sex Offender Management.
Mr. Woodward served from 1984 to 1999 as Director of the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, (budget $47m) where his accomplishments included: supervision and management of over 3,000 felony offenders per year in Community Based Corrections; legislation to improve victims’ rights, increase violence against women funding, and increase victim of crimes funding; legislation to insure consistent assessment and management of drug and alcohol abuse involved offenders across corrections, probation, parole, and community corrections; legislation standardizing sex offender management across probation, parole, corrections, and community corrections; legislation requiring lifetime supervision of serious sex offenders; development of safe sentencing alternatives; and tripled felony community corrections placements with improved accountability and major cost savings. Each year his office certified to the legislature that 90% of the offenders in community corrections would have been placed in prison, had community corrections not existed.
Director Woodward also staffed the State’s Criminal Justice Commission which included both legislators and executive branch leaders as well as local CJ officials. He also managed the Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council. He initiated national research at the University of Colorado that identified the Blueprints for Crime Prevention and Violence Reduction which is now a national model.
Mr. Woodward is a faculty member for the National Sheriff’s Association’s Bi-annual 40-hour National Sheriff’s Institute which provides leadership training and coaching for 30 newly elected sheriffs from across the country. He has 12 years of law enforcement experience from Military Police to civilian positions ranging from officer to police captain.
Mr. Woodward’s reports and briefings include:
TEDx Talk Preventing School Shootings, June 2018. CSPV.Colorado.Edu. CSPV.COLORADO.EDU.
Co Author: Programs and Evidence-Based Corrections Practice in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Sheriff’s Office, Justice System Partners, October 2017, A report for the Washtenaw County Sheriff.
Co Author: Jail Overcrowding in Boulder County, A Comprehensive Assessment and Recommendations for Change, Justice System Partners, Jan 2016. A report for the Boulder County Commissioners.
Co-Author: Efficiency and Effectiveness Review of the Southern Regional Community Corrections Center (SRCCC), Arizona Department of Corrections, Report for National Institute of Corrections, September 2013.
Co-Author: Nueces County (Corpus Christi, Texas) Community Corrections: Evidence Based Practice Recommendations for increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness, August 2013.
Principal Author: Report of Efficiencies and Effectiveness of the Sex Offender Management Team in the State of Hawai’i, February 2010.