Jeff Mellow

Jeff Mellow

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Haaren Hall, Rm. 636.10


PhD Criminal Justice, University at Albany of the State University of New York
MA Criminal Justice, University at Albany of the State University of New York
BA International Studies, American University


Jeff Mellow is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Director of the Criminal Justice MA Program and a member of the Doctoral Faculty in Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on correctional policy and practice, program evaluation, reentry and critical incident analysis in corrections. Dr. Mellow has administered research and evaluations on a wide variety of correctional topics, including the evaluation of NYC Department of Probation’s Neighborhood Opportunity Network; a study of a transitional correctional health care system in Washington, DC; the evaluation of a New Jersey halfway back parolee program; the mapping of the innovation in correctional health care service delivery in NYC; and the site directorship for the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program in Manhattan. Most recently, he received funding to provide training and technical assistance to reduce overcrowding in Salvadoran prisons. In addition, he is co-author of three monographs focusing on improving reentry from jail to the community, including the National Institute of Corrections’ Transition from Jail to Community Online Learning Toolkit. His work has been published in The Prison JournalAmerican Journal of Public HealthCriminal Justice Policy Review and other scholarly outlets. 

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Corrections, reentry, evaluation of criminal justice programs, evidence based practices in prisons and jails

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