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Research Evaluation and Data Analysis Advisory CommitTee (REDAAC)


Mission Statement

Promote effectiveness of justice programs in Pennsylvania by providing quality research, evaluation, data collection, and analysis to policy makers, program managers and practitioners.


REDAAC provides advisory support for research projects on a wide variety of Commonwealth-based programs and initiatives.  Completed evaluation report findings can be found on the PACrimeStats.Info website.



Committee Chair
Mr. Mark H. Bergstrom
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing
P.O. Box 1200
State College, Pennsylvania 16804-1200

Committee Vice Chair 
Mr. Bret Bucklen
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Projections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Box 598 
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011-0598  

Art Amann, Ed.D
Mercyhurst College
Public Safety Institute
16 West Division Street
North East, Pennsylvania 16428

Mr. Brad Biren
Executive Assistant to the Chairman
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104

Mr. Christopher Braun
Technology Coordinator
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-1536 

Captain Patrick Brinkley
Bureau of Research & Development at Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110 

Byron Cotter, Esq.
Public Defender 
Defender Association of Philadelphia
1441 Samsom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Ms. Meghan M. Dade
Executive Director
Sexual Offenders Assessment Board
PA Board of Probation and Parole
1101 South Front Street – Suite 5700
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104

Ms. Peg Dierkers
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112 

Deputy Warden Clair Doll
York County Prison
3400 Concord Road
York, Pennsylvania 17402-9007 

Honorable Michael A. George
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Adams County Courthouse
111-117 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 

Ms. Michele Hiester
Program Analyst
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104

Chief Thomas R. King
State College Police Department
243 South Allen Street
State College, Pennsylvania 16801 

Ellen M. Kurtz, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
1401 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 

Edward P. Mulvey, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Law and Psychiatry Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 

Kim Nieves, Ph.D.
Director of Policy and Research
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
1515 Market Street, Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Ms. Brinda Carroll Penyak
Deputy Director
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
17 North Front Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101 

Greg Rowe, Esquire
Chief Legislation and Policy Unit
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
3 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3499

Mr. Robert J. Stanzione
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

Mr. Richard D. Steele
Executive Director
Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
601 Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 9100
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17106

Mr. Eric Webb
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Justice Network
Office of Administration
5 Technology Park
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Ms. Diana Woodside
Director of Planning, Research, Statistics and Reentry
PA Department of Corrections
2520 Lisburn Road
P.O. Box 598 
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17001-0598 

Mr. Victor Wills
Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104



Ms. Kirsten Kenyon

Director, Office of Research and Child Advocacy


phone:  717-265-8505


Ms. Sue Copella

Director, Penn State University Data Center


phone: 717-948-6427