DEBBIE ALLEN has more than 20 years of experience in criminal and juvenile justice and crime victims services. She most recently served as the chief justice planning officer for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in Adams County, Colorado, where she oversaw systemic justice planning, coordination, management, research, training, and technical assistance. Debbie has also worked in various capacities with the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission and as staff development coordinator for the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Corrections. She is also the current president of the National Association of Justice Information Systems. Debbie has a graduate certification in applied statistics from Penn State University, an MSW from the University of Michigan, and a BS from Guilford College.
To help justice-involved people with behavioral health issues, the City and County of St. Louis are working to establish a council that can coordinate communication among agencies in order to share information and make informed decisions. FUSE executive fellow Debbie Allen will assess current operations and suggest improvements, help develop the council, and begin designing a means for better collaboration. Read more