Monica Weeber joined CRG as Executive Director in January of 2023. She brings over 20 years of well-rounded experience in the criminal justice and non-profit sectors to CRG, with a focus on program implementation, oversight, measurement, and reporting. Prior to joining CRG she held several positions at the VT Department of Corrections where she managed the policy development, research, and offender management system units. She has extensive experience working with criminal justice partners on data-driven initiatives aimed at improving prison administration and reducing recidivism.
Weeber holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Vermont as well as a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Rutgers University.
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Director of Research
Robin Joy, JD, PhD
Director of Research
Robin Joy, J.D., Ph.D., joined the Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) in 2005 and has been, since 2014, the Director of Research for Crime Research Group. She is responsible for all aspects of research and evaluation for CRG including research design, program evaluation, development of innovative methods to effectively merge and analyze records data, as well as the development of data sets and analytical processes.
Dr. Joy earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Northeastern University. She started her career as a public defender in California. She returned to Boston and handled Criminal Justice Act (CJA) appeals for the First Circuit as well as state appellate work for the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
Megan Novak, MA (ABD)
Megan arrived at CRG from academia through Indiana University as a doctoral student and qualitative researcher focused primarily on restorative justice, victimology, and racial inequality in the criminal justice system, as well as expertise in white-collar and corporate environmental crimes.
Megan earned her BA and MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina, where she developed her passion for the empirical analysis of crime systems, particularly through the lens of restorative justice and accountability.
Christopher C. Louras
Chris brings twenty years of public sector experience to CRG, with particular focus on the development of public safety policy. As a five-term mayor of the City of Rutland, he helped lead the Rutland community’s opiate response strategy, Project Vision, a nationally recognized initiative that has been used as a template in Vermont’s statewide opiate response. His experiences provide a varied and well-rounded practitioner’s perspective in the areas of criminal justice reform and data-driven crime response focusing on outcomes measured through definable metrics.
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