American Justice Institute,
Rex Smith founded the Institute
in 1986. As president and CEO, administers and is the primary consultant for a
myriad of programs and services devoted to the criminal and juvenile justice
systems and related public and private sector agencies. The Institute provides
both direct service programs and an array of consulting services to enhance
the design, development, implementation, evaluation and effectiveness of crime
and delinquency prevention, control and rehabilitative programs.
Maryland Department of
Appointed by the Governor as Director of the
Department, responsible for statewide administration of the State's juvenile
justice system; court services, intake, probation, aftercare, institutions,
detention centers, shelter care, prevention and a myriad of community based
public and private sector programs and services. Responsibilities involved
representing the Department in all matters related to the State Legislature,
the judiciary, gubernatorial or legislative commissions, state and federal
elected or appointed officials and related agencies as well as the general
public and the media.
Prior to appointment as director for a period
of twelve years, serving the subsequent Governor as well; served in the
Department from it's inception in 1967 as Regional Director of court and
community services, Assistant Director of court and community services and
Deputy Director of the Department for all department programs and as
representative to the Legislature.
Capital Care Inc. of
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating
Officer of a private correctional services agency: project/programs
administration and management of contracts with the D.C. Department of
Corrections; Life Skills, Employment/Job Readiness and Parole Preparation.
Operation of a full service Rome Detention/House Arrest Center program, under
contract to public and private adult and juvenile correctional agencies; U.S.
District Court Pretrial Services, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago,
Illinois, and youth services in Maryland.
Commission on Correctional Standards and
Accreditation; Program Manager for public and private agency juvenile
accreditation; promulgating standards, developing contracts with agencies,
providing for peer audits and awards of Accreditation for court services
(intake, probation, aftercare), community based programs (group homes, shelter
care) and facilities (detention, camps, training schools and special
Boys & Girls Club of
Greater Washington, D.C.
Assistant Director for administration of
community programs under contract to the Departments of Human Services and
Youth Services; shelter care, long term group homes, educational and treatment
District of Columbia
Department of Corrections
Senior Parole Officer - Correctional
Treatment Specialist, for adult inmates sentenced the U.S. District and
District of Columbia Superior Courts to the Lorton Reformatory and Youth
Center. Provide individual criminal assessments, management of diagnostic and
treatment team, case management, parole reports and recommendations to the
U.S. Parole Commission.
Boys and Girls Homes of
Founder, Executive Director of private youth
group homes and shelter care serving as the juvenile courts as alternatives to
detention or institutionalization of delinquent offenders. Community
mobilization, organization, private and public sector resource development,
fund raising, grants, contracts, siting of homes, administration of facility
National Committee for
Children and Youth
Director of Counseling and Aftercare, for a
special project, grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for young adult
inmates sentenced to the Lorton Youth Center of the D.C. Department of
Corrections. Providing for specific training in job skills, counseling,
preparation for release under a release contract between inmate and the
Department, post release supervision, counseling and employment placement.
First in nation program to enlist federal agency VISTA volunteers in a
correctional agency to provide such services.
District of Columbia Superior
Special Probation Officer, assigned to the
Court's, Alcohol Treatment and Supervision Unit. Providing diagnosis,
assessment, recommendations to court, counseling and treatment regimens for
alcoholic offenders and/or those whose offense involved alcohol.
Montgomerv County Juvenile
Probation Officer; intake hearings, probation
supervision, aftercare planning and supervision, group, family and individual
counseling, diagnosis, assessment, social history and recommendations to
court. Use of the court's clinical, psychological and psychiatric services,
inter-agency resources for education, special residential and non-residential
placements, drug and alcohol treatment, individual and family therapy.
Coordination with the juvenile offender unit of local police department,
school counselors, principals, teachers and pupil services/placement division