Brian Lovins

Dr. Brian Lovins is a Principal for Justice System Partners (JSP). He earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice. He is currently the Co-Editor for the American Probation and Parole Association’s (APPA) Perspectives Journal. Prior to joining JSP, he was Assistant Director of Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) and the Associate Director for the University of Cincinnati’s Corrections Institute. He has developed a state-wide juvenile risk assessment (Ohio Youth Assessment System: OYAS) and adult risk assessment (Ohio Risk Assessment System: ORAS), as well as validation of a series of pretrial risk assessments.  Dr. Lovins has been invited to present to over 200 agencies and routinely trains agencies in the principles of effective intervention, risk assessment, and the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Dr. Lovins has received the Dr. Simon Dinitz Award for his work and dedication in helping correctional agencies adopt evidence-based programs and the David Dillingham Award, as well as a being recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Cincinnati.  His publications include articles on risk assessment, sexual offenders, effective interventions, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

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