Board Secretary & Principal
Lore Joplin is a Principal for Justice System Partners with over 25 years of experience working with government agencies and non-profits. Her focus is on policy analysis and implementing system change 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. Lore’s written work focuses on translation of evidence to support on-the-ground implementation. Lore directs JSP’s work on the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, for which JSP has supported initiative development and coordination, and guided sweeping system change in eight jurisdictions, including reducing the jail population Cook County, Illinois by over 35%. Previously, Lore held the position of 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). Lore was instrumental in helping states to ensure “no wrong door” access to Medicaid and highlighting the specific needs of the justice involved population as states expanded Medicaid populations as part of the Affordable Care Act. 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 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 the 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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