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Dr. Stephen Gies

Stephen Gies, Ph.D., is the director of research and evaluation at Development Services Group, Inc., specializing in research and evaluation, advanced statistical analysis, policy analysis, program development, database management, and translating research into practice. He has overseen more than a dozen criminal and juvenile justice research projects for the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and other federal and state agencies. He is also the principal designer of the Office of Justice Program’s—an online database of evidence-based programs and practices encompassing a broad range of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victims’ topics—and was formerly the quality of research review manager and principal designer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s restyled National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a program and policy development tool for mental health and substance misuse. His research interests focus on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking, emerging technology trends and their impact on crime, identity theft and financial abuse, the intersection of sports and crime, and evidence-based policymaking. His research has been published in several book chapters and peer-reviewed professional and policy journals, including the Justice Evaluation Journal, Victims and Offenders, Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, and Corrections Today. He received his Ph.D. from American University School of Public Affairs.