Schar School of Policy and Government

Faye S. Taxman, PhD

University Professor, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence

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Research Focus

My work is in the development of seamless systems-of-care models that link the criminal justice system with other health care and other service delivery systems and reengineering probation and parole supervision services. I have conducted experiments to examine different processes to improve treatment access and retention, to assess new models of probation supervision consistent with RNR frameworks, and to test new interventions. I have active “laboratories” with numerous agencies. I developed the translational RNR Simulation Tool (www.gmuace.org/tools) to assist agencies to advance practice. I have published more than 200 articles. I am an author of numerous books including Implementing Evidence-Based Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment (Springer, 2012 with Steven Belenko). I have numerous awards including a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Current Projects

■ Principal Investigator for JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center, U2CDA050097. This five year coordination center will be to support NIDA’s JCOIN initiative including an analytical center, 10 research centers, and our work.

■ Principal Investigator for Developing Practice Guidelines for Supervision Agencies, funded by Arnold Ventures. The major goals of this project are to use Delphi methods to develop standards for how to improve supervision of individuals by probation and parole agencies.

■ Principal Investigator with Jennifer Johnson on Evaluation of Stepping Up Efforts to Improve
MH Services and Justice Utilization, R01 MH118680.

■ Principal Investigator with Mike Gordon (Friends Research Institute) on Use of MAT in Problem Solving Courts. R01DA043476.

Select Publications

■ Taxman, F.S. and Smith, L. (2020, in press). Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) classification models: Still evolving. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

■ Lee, J., & Taxman, F.S. (2020). Using latent class analysis to identify the complex needs of youth on probation. Children and Youth Services Review 115(C).

■ Sloas, L., et al. (2019). Assessing the use and impact of points and rewards across four federal probation districts: A contingency management approach. Victims & Offenders 14(7), 811-831.

■ Barberi, D. and Taxman, F.S. (2019). Diversion and alternatives to arrest: A qualitative understanding of police and substance users’ perspective. Journal of Drug Issues 49(4), 703-717.

 

Contact

Phone: 703-993-8555

Email: ftaxman@gmu.edu

Website: www.gmuace.org