Kevin is a doctoral candidate in the Criminal Justice Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/ City University of New York Graduate Center. He received a BA (Hons) in Community Justice in 2001 from University of Wales College Newport in the United Kingdom, and an MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in 2008. Kevin has an extensive international practice background. Before entering the doctoral program Kevin worked for the probation service in England and Wales for more than eleven years, as a probation officer supervising probation clients assessed as posing a high risk of harm, and as an alcohol counselor for clients experiencing problems with their drinking. He has also
worked as a social work advisor in a major medical practice in Astana, Kazakhstan, training social work students and staff in alcohol and drug assessments, motivational interviewing, and casework planning. His dissertation is a mixed methods study of the impact and implementation of a violence risk assessment instrument on juvenile parole decision-making. Kevin is interested in the role risk thinking shapes organizational rationality in intentional and unintentional ways. Kevin is enrolled in two EPIC classes this summer: Program Evaluation in Public Health, and Place and Health. He is interested in learning how epidemiological approaches can be applied to criminal justice populations, and how community strengths can be mobilized to assist effective offender reentry.
Yu, S. V., & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (Forthcoming). A public health approach for successful reentry: Applying the ecological framework to correctional work. The American Corrections Association Conference--The 142nd Congress of Correction, July 20-25, Denver, CO.