Mr. Smith founded the Institute in
1986, culminating a long, distinguished and successful career of public
service in juvenile and adult corrections. His professional achievements
span thirty-eight years and include experience from line probation
officer, to supervision, design, development, implementation and
operations management of nearly every type of public or private program
or service in the field, dealing directly with offenders of every nature
Prior to the inception of the
Institute, he had held a gubernatorial appointment for twelve years as
director of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
Mr. Smith has received numerous awards
and appointments to special commissions, served on the Board of
Governors' of the American Correctional Association and as president of
other criminal justice associations, has been an adjunct professor of
criminology at universities and served as a consultant for federal,
national and state organizations.
He has testified as an expert witness
for the courts, state and federal legislative committees, written
extensively on progressive criminal justice issues, including a new
paradigm for probation and community supervision, pre trial release
policy, protocol and standards for correctional agencies and private
sector electronic monitoring providers.