DEBBIE ALLEN has more than 25 years of experience in criminal and juvenile justice and crime victims services. Previously, she helped establish a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and an Information Sharing Ecosystem in the Denver metro area. She also worked for the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission and as staff development coordinator for the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Her experience spans the key areas of the criminal justice system, from encounter to reentry. In her varied career, Debbie has served as a practitioner, administrator, researcher, and technologist. She is also the current president of the National Association for Justice Information Systems. Debbie has a graduate certification in applied statistics from Penn State University, an MSW from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. from Guilford College.
To ensure the fair administration of criminal justice, St. Louis and the 22nd Judicial Circuit are working to improve communication, collaboration, and planning. To this end, FUSE Executive Fellow Debbie Allen helped operationalize and institutionalize a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), as well as establish the foundation for an information sharing ecosystem. Debbie is now serving as the interim executive director of the CJCC, where she is establishing personnel and operational frameworks. She is also continuing to work on the development of an information sharing ecosystem. Read more