Andrew R. Klein, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist for Criminal Justice

Andrew Klein, Ph.D., is a senior scientist for criminal justice at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). His areas of expertise include criminal justice, court administration, institutional and community corrections, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, domestic violence, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and victim services. Since 2010, he has served as the project director for providing training and technical assistance for the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance prison and jail drug treatment initiative, the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program. In this position, he has helped jails and prisons develop MAT programming across the nation, including by drafting Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for The Field, issued by the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

In his research capacity, he has been the principal investigator for major National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded research on stalking, elder abuse, specialized probation supervision, correctional residential substance abuse treatment (RSAT), and civil protective orders. In 2013, The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) commissioned Dr. Klein to co-author Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers. This followed an earlier work commissioned by the NIJ, Practical Implications of Domestic Violence Research for Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Judges, which the NIJ released as a special report in 2009. As a team member for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (JDTR) Priority to Veterans evaluation, Dr. Klein led site visits, wrote descriptive reports for 10 of the 13 state programs, and met with state and local pilot program directors, as well as representatives of each jurisdiction’s hospital- and community-based U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs. Mr. Klein received his Ph.D. in law, policy, and society from Northeastern University.

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