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 M.A. in rehabilitation counseling from New York University and a BGS from the University of Kentucky.



To reduce recidivism, Washington D.C.’s Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is working to provide a stronger continuum of services for justice-involved individuals, from pre-arrest through post-incarceration. FUSE executive fellow C. Brent Kiser helped develop, improve, and standardize operations throughout the organization and with other agencies, ultimately improving services for justice-involved individuals. Read more