Lore Joplin


Lore Joplin is a Principal for JSP and a member of the Board of Directors with over 20 years of experience working with government agencies and non-profits. Her professional focus is on policy analysis and implementation at the local, state, and national levels. She has comprehensive experience managing complex, multi-partner projects and facilitating cross-system collaboration with criminal and juvenile justice, health care, and behavioral health systems.

Ms. Joplin is responsible for the development of a wide-range of nationally distributed documents designed to support policy makers and managers in their work. Her previous positions include Director of Programs at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), at which she had a lead role in the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project and the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (two national collaborations of State Medicaid Medical and Pharmacy Directors).

Prior to OHSU, she held the position of National Director of Policy and Planning at the Crime and Justice Institute in Boston where she supported implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) in state and local criminal justice systems. Her background also includes work as a senior policy analyst for the Department of Community Justice in Multnomah County, Oregon and a program evaluator for Oregon Judicial Department. During her tenure at Multnomah County, she helped to coordinate major system reform efforts in juvenile justice and adult community corrections, including analysis of pre-trial populations, jail bed usage and population management strategies, juvenile detention reform, reduction of disproportionate minority contact, and other system enhancement efforts.

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