Mike Brady
Director – Sabot Criminal Justice Services

Mr. Brady has over twenty-five years of experience working in a variety of senior executive level positions and as a former highly regarded trial attorney with extensive trial experience. He served as a Senior Public Policy Consultant for the President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate specializing in serving the most vulnerable populations in the community, and solving the most complex problems (corrections, parole, probation, substance abuse, medical, and mental health treatment programs) in the state. He has held a variety of executive level and rank and file positions in the Department of Corrections including Chief Auditor, Deputy Commissioner, Chief of Court Compliance, Director of Programs in Juvenile Justice (mental health, medical, education, sex behavior treatment, safety and security, and wards with disabilities), and Assistant Secretary. Mr. Brady has a proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and community stakeholders. He has a tremendous work ethic. He possesses strong leadership, analytic, and organizational skills combined with excellent written and oral communication ability, education and training. Mr Brady has the ability to comprehend and solve complex problems quickly and in a cost effective manner.  He has significant accomplishments in designing and implementing new programs that resulted in substantial savings to the State of California. Mr. Brady is a strong proponent of and experience in monitoring program compliance by collecting, analyzing baseline data and key performance measurements, and developing corrective action plans in areas of non-compliance. He has served as an expert in County Jail and State Prison Operations for the last 8 years. Mr. Brady is an an expert in the areas of Americans with Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Due process, Medical, Mental Health, Dental delivery systems, Restrictive Housing, and developing self assessment auditing tools in order to monitor compliance with all areas of corrections/county jail operations. 

Nancy Campbell
Evidenced Based Practices Expert

Nancy Campbell has three decades of experience as an executive in both public and nonprofit agencies. She served as the director of community corrections in the executive branch for the states of Colorado and Washington as well as for the Colorado State Judicial Department. She has been director of the King County Department of Youth Services, The Community Responsibility Center, a non-profit residential community corrections program and the Northwest AIDS Foundation. A well-known speaker and lecturer in the field of criminal justice, she is a graduate of the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.Ms. Campbell has assisted jurisdictions throughout the United States to implement evidence-based practices in community corrections. Ms. Campbell helped to design the evidence-based community corrections model for the National Institute of Corrections. She worked for years to assist in the development and testing of the model throughout the United States. As a former Director of Community Corrections for two states, she understands the challenges of implementing large-scale change in an organization. In her leadership development practice she has assisted jurisdictions to assess their current knowledge regarding evidence-based practices and to develop, implement and monitor the tools and programs that are evidence-based.Nancy M. Campbell is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Global Health at the University of Washington and was a senior lecturer at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs for fifteen years. As the principal of Campbell Consulting, a leadership development firm, Nancy supports public and non-profit leaders to recognize and develop their leadership capacity. She has assisted in the development and delivery of mid-career and executive masters programs in Global Health and Public Affairs. She has also provided leadership development for Hubert H. Humphrey and Packard Gates Population Leadership fellows and teaches in the Cascade Center for Public Service and Leadership. She has taught in many countries and is experienced working and teaching in multi-cultural contexts.

Thomas G. Hoffman
Public Safety/Law Enforcement and Parole Expert

TMr. Hoffman served in CA municipal law enforcement for 31 prior to his appointment as the Director of the Adult Division of Parole Operations (DAPO) for the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Mr. Hoffman served for the City of Inglewood and City of West Sacramento Police Departments, rising through the ranks to Chief of Police (interim) prior to his retirement from West Sacramento in April 2004.
Mr. Hoffman is a well known and respected public safety executive/manager/CEO with a distinguished record of success developing and implementing organizational change, while achieving desired outcomes supported by focused team work, collaboration and mutual respect. Mr. Hoffman possesses strong organizational leadership, administrative, analytical and research skills, combined with proven expertise in program and personnel management. Career results demonstrate a proven ability to develop cooperative working relationships throughout an organization’s executive staff and line personnel as well as private and public sector stakeholders. Throughout his career Mr. Hoffman successfully developed and managed a broad range of effective employee safety, risk management and accountability programs and implementation strategies. Mr. Hoffman is a talented problem solver with a “can-do” attitude, negotiator, administrative writer and media liaison. Mr. Hoffman was also personally engaged in the discussions around the development of AB 109 through the earned discharge project and other initiatives during his tenure of the Director of the Adult Division of Parole Operations (DAPO) for the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and has remained engaged in the planning, training and implementation strategies with CDCR and DAPO since his retirement in August 2009. In his capacity as Director, Mr. Hoffman helped significantly expand remedial sanctions, rehabilitative programs for parolees, compliance strategies for Federal litigation mandates, evidence based risk assessment of parolees, Jessica’s Law implementation and a broad range of recidivism reduction strategies within the organization.

Lore Joplin
Evidence Based Practices Expert

Ms. Joplin is an MPA and is the director of programs at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University. In this role, she is responsible for providing guidance and leadership to all Center programs, including the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project and the Drug Effectiveness Review Project. She leads the Center’s work relating to the translation of evidence to policy and practice in the criminal justice system. Previously, Ms. Joplin held the position of National Director of Policy and Planning at the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI). At CJI she managed several cooperative agreements with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), including Implementing Evidence- based Practices in the Management of Offenders in the Community, and the Box Set: Evidence-based Principles for Reducing Offender Risk (a series of white papers focused on the integration of evidence-based practices throughout the criminal justice system). She has served as an NIC technical resource provider for multiple jurisdictions, including the California Risk Assessment Pilot Project (CalRAPP) (Counties: Napa, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Yolo), Iowa’s Second Judicial District, and a planning initiative in Arizona designed to support the implementation of Evidence-based Practices (EBP) in all probation departments across the state. Through her work on criminal justice policy initiatives and planning efforts, she has been instrumental in helping both state and local jurisdictions to implement policies and practice that reflect current research and address issues from a systems perspective.

Jennifer Fahey
Criminal Justice Consultant

Jennifer A. Fahey has been working in the law and policy arena for the past twenty years, primarily in government and non-profit agencies. She is currently a practicing attorney and criminal justice consultant, providing training and technical assistance to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions nationwide. Ms. Fahey holds a law degree from Hamline University School of Law and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. Her legal areas of expertise include Indian law and criminal law, having worked as both an assistant and elected county attorney in Minnesota. She helped develop an innovative, alternative sentencing program in coordination with the judiciary, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the Mille Lacs Band of Indians, and the community, successfully working to prevent recidivism and keep individuals from entering the criminal justice system.
Ms. Fahey is the former Deputy Director of the Crime and Justice Institute where she worked to create and implement responsible criminal justice and social policy grounded in evidence-based principles. Some of her projects included working with the Bureau of Justice Assistance in determining how minority culture may play a role in effective assessment of offender risk and need; serving on the National Working Group on Using Risk and Needs Assessment Information at Sentencing, led by the National Center for State Courts; working with the State of Alabama in implementing a continuum of community alternatives to incarceration; and authoring the white paper Using Research to Promote Public Safety: A Prosecutor’s Primer on Evidence-Based Practice.

Paul L. Bishop
ADA / Accessibility Expert

Paul Bishop has practiced architecture for 39 years and has specialized in accessible design since 1982. Mr. Bishop has provided expert witness services for both plaintiffs and defendants on hundreds of ADA cases and has provided testimony through depositions and at trial. Mr. Bishop currently provides structural accessibility evaluation services to the Prison Law Office, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP for the Armstrong v. Brown class action, and as a joint expert for the Montana Department of Corrections and the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Bishop also works well with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation staff on identifying and removing access barriers at the majority of the State of California prisons. Because of his objectivity and thorough evaluations, his work is well respected by parties on both sides of litigation matters. In addition, Mr. Bishop has worked with a number of large public-sector clients, such as UC San Diego, Cal State University Northridge, the Cities of San Diego, El Cajon and Dana Point and Los Angeles Unified School District. He is a licensed architect in both California and Arizona as well as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), one of approximately 350 individuals who have been certified by the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) as proficient in access laws and design requirements. Mr. Bishop also serves as a Subject Matter Expert to DSA to assist in the development of test questions for future CASp examinations. He provided plan review services to DSA for 10 years on more than $3 billion of construction value for K-12, community college and state college projects.

Helen Derksen, PMP
Correctional Systems IT Expert

Ms. Derksen has 30 years of experience providing information technology solutions for private and public enterprises. She has spent the past 20 years managing large scale projects for the State of California including the Department of Justice, Employment Development Department, California Public Retirement System and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She is a certified project management professional and has delivered multi-million dollar projects working directly with all levels of program staff including executive management, court-assigned oversight, litigation, business specialists, vendor and IT. Ms. Derksen delivered IT solutions alongside all CDCR Court ordered remedial plans including parole revocation hearing timeliness, housing and placement needs for ADA inmates and timeliness of life parole suitability hearings. Ms. Derksen’s IT solution, designed to schedule and track life parole hearings, was instrumental in the dismissal of the Rutherford class action lawsuit in August 2011. She is intimately familiar with the California Public Safety Realignment effort and has worked directly with CDCR to prepare IT solutions and business practices for this new public safety model.

Rapheal Frazier
ADA Expert/Classification Expert

While employed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and working under the Department’s Office of Audits and Court Compliance, As a Correctional Counselor II (Specialist) with over 20 years of experience in California’s adult prison system, he developed and implemented compliance review/audit instruments and methodologies, as well as training curriculum with respect to Federal class action litigation and combined peer audits (12 major audit areas). Specific class action cases included Armstrong v. Brown (physical and cognitive disabilities such as mobility, vision, hearing, speech, learning disabilities, and kidney disease), and Clark v. California (cognitive and adaptive support deficits, including mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and Autism). In addition to conducting audits, he served as the CDCR representative during monitoring tour visits by plaintiffs’ attorneys at many of CDCR’s thirty-three prisons. As a Correctional Counselor II (Supervisor), he was in charge of five Correctional Counselors I who each managed a caseload of 200 inmates. He has over 17 years of experience in inmate classification and has worked at nearly all levels of security including minimum, medium, maximum, sensitive needs, mental health needs, and administrative segregation. He has intimate knowledge regarding inmate appeals, housing of inmates and pre-parole planning. He also assisted in the development of CDCR’s two computerized tracking systems, the Disability and Effective Communication System and the Strategic Offender Management System.

Charlene Rhyne
Research Methodology

Charlene Rhyne, MSW, PhD received her doctoral degree in Public Administration and Policyfrom Portland State University with substantive study in research methodology and women inorganizations. She currently supervises the Quality Systems and Evaluation Unitof the Department of Community Justice (DCJ) in Multnomah County, Oregon and has beenwith the Department since 1997. Her Unit provides program evaluation – both process andoutcome, management reporting and continuous quality improvement to support departmental decision-making. The last couple of years have been committed to the design and creation of a measurement/monitoring system for the adult-side implementation of evidence-based practices. Dr. Rhyne is also a member of the National Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Corrections’ Efforts to support the implementation of evidence-based practices in community corrections. As a consultant on that project, she provides technical assistance to implementation sites as they develop quality assurance systems and methods of monitoring their implementation progress.

Julian Martinez
ADA/Intellectual Disability/Prison Security Audit/Use-of Force/ Expert

Mr. Martinez began his Correctional career in 1986 with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as a Correctional Officer at the California State Prison-Solano. He promoted through the ranks working as a Correctional Sergeant at Wasco State Prison, California Medical Facility and as a Sergeant Instructor at the Basic Correctional Officers Academy; served as a Correctional Lieutenant at Valley State Prison for Women and the Institutions Division at CDCR Headquarters, served as a Correctional Counselor II Specialist at CDCR’s Headquarters, and served as a Facility Captain at the California Medical Facility. Mr. Martinez also served as the Chief of Health Care Placement Unit in the Division of Correctional Healthcare Services and as the Chief of Court Compliance in the Office of Audits and Court Compliance. While assigned as the Chief of Office of Audits and Court Compliance, Mr. Martinez provided managerial oversight for CDCR’s major litigation compliance unit. Mr. Martinez has over 28 years of experience in California’s adult prison system. During his career with CDCR, he developed, implemented and conducted compliance review/audit instruments and methodologies in the areas of Security, Administrative Segregation, Inmate Discipline, Appeals, Classification, Mailroom and Escape Prevention. As the Chief of Court Compliance, Mr. Martinez developed and implemented compliance review/audit instruments and methodologies, as well as training curriculum with respect to Federal class action litigation. Specific class action cases included Armstrong v. Brown (physical and cognitive disabilities such as mobility, vision, hearing, speech, learning disabilities, and kidney disease), and Clark v. California (cognitive and adaptive support deficits, including mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and Autism). Other managerial responsibilities included working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure departmental compliance with Federal court ordered remedial plans and injunctions, in CDCR’s Class Action litigation cases, Lancaster v Tilton (conditions of confinement for condemned inmates), Gilmore v State of California (access to law library services), Valdivia v Davis (parole revocation due process), and Farrell v Cate (conditions of confinement in the juvenile facilities). Since retiring from CDCR in 2014, Mr. Martinez has provided Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting services to Santa Clara County Jail, Sacramento County Jail, Shasta County Jail, and the Michigan Department of Corrections. Mr. Martinez has also worked as a court appointed monitor in Federal ADA litigation cases in Shasta County in California, Santa Clara County in California and the State of Michigan. Mr. Martinez has provided Use-of-Force consulting services to local county jails and Use-of-Force incident reviews. Mr. Martinez has provided prison security consultant services for multiple prisons in Mexico and has conducted Audits of the Office of Refugee Resettlement Programs through out the United States. Mr. Martinez has served as an expert and provided testimony in disability related matters and has also provided expertise in developing curriculum for managers, supervisors, and correctional staff throughout the State of California. Mr. Martinez has provided ADA training to correctional staff in county jails and state prisons.

Rick Wells
ADA/Developmental Disability/Audit/ACA Expert

While employed with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and working under the Department’s Office of Audits and Court Compliance, Rick Wells served as the Chief of the Adult Compliance Peer Review Branch. He provided managerial oversight for independent audits/ compliance reviews, as well as litigation training for the Department. As a Correctional Administrator with over 28 years of experience in California’s adult prison system, he developed and implemented compliance review/audit instruments and methodologies, as well as training curriculum with respect to Federal class action litigation and combined peer audits (12 major audit areas). Specific class action cases included Armstrong v. Brown (physical and cognitive disabilities such as mobility, vision, hearing, speech, learning disabilities, and kidney disease), and Clark v. California (cognitive and adaptive support deficits, including mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and Autism). Managerial audit responsibilities included preparing CDCR for American Correctional Association (ACA) audits and national accreditation, as well as identifying best practices and acceptable national standards in all major areas of prison operations. Other key managerial responsibilities included working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure departmental compliance with Federal court ordered remedial plans and injunctions, as well as the development and oversight of statewide policies and procedures, including Effective Communication, Health Care Appliances, etc.