C. Brent Kiser

District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health
Washington D.C.

C. BRENT KISER has more than 25 years of experience in corrections, substance abuse treatment, and change management. Most recently, he coordinated national reentry efforts at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His leadership precipitated a national inmate identification initiative, successful negotiation of agreements with the Social Security Administration, and a new national volunteer program policy. Prior to that, he administered a national residential reentry system for federal inmates. He has also worked as a drug treatment counselor in the public and private sectors, and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Brent has an MA in rehabilitation counseling from New York University and a BGS from the University of Kentucky.



Washington D.C. is working to improve the way justice-involved people with behavioral health needs get the services they most urgently need. FUSE executive fellow C. Brent Kiser will help create a standard assessment protocol and training that will forge lasting practices in the Forensic Services Division, ultimately improving how justice-involved people are assessed and treated throughout the system. Read more