Elyse Clawson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Crime and Justice Institute. She brings over 30 years of experience and a substantial background in criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse and mental health treatment, and education. Throughout her career, Ms. Clawson has worked extensively with elected officials and other policy makers as both a national consultant and department director. Elyse Clawson provides consultation on policy and practice in criminal/ juvenile justice, and human services for state and local government. She also makes presentations to professional organizations, legislatures, and other policy groups. She is currently a member of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Advisory Council and was recently appointed to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Department expert panel tasked with reviewing Department of Corrections programs and system both in the institution and upon reentry. She is a member of American Probation and Parole Associations, American Corrections Association, and National Association of Probation Executives. She is a Fulbright Senior Specialist.