Micheal Collins is a corrections practitioner with over 32 years in local probation and state corrections. As a practitioner, he served in various operational leadership roles, including institutional and field community corrections working with juveniles and adults. In his last projects, he managed the training and research functions while coordinating implementation of evidence-based practices at Orange County Probation. Following Mr. Collin’s county service, he moved to the state level in 2011 coordinating jail expansion, construction and programming for the California Board of State and Community Corrections. He has taught at the university and community college levels and has worked with a variety of probation training providers, including the Chief Probation Officers of California.
For the last eight years, Mr. Collins has provided training, technical assistance and consulting services with various county and state probation and parole agencies across the country. He has also provided technical assistance to the Annie E. Casey Foundation in a variety of ‘Deep End’ juvenile justice reform initiatives at the state and county levels.
Mr. Collins is a certified EPICS instructor and coach, coordinates and facilitates National Institute of Corrections’ Supervisor’s Leadership Academy, is a technical assistance provider in the RNR tool, a SOARING2 trainer and coach, and is a certified CPAI 2000 program assessor. Mr. Collins has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.