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Ryan Labrecque, PhD, is the Senior Program Manager in the Corrections and Reentry Research Program in the Justice Practice Area at RTI International. His primary research interests and areas of expertise include the use and impact of restrictive housing, the development and validation of risk assessments, and the implementation and evaluation of correctional services.


Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Labrecque was an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. He also previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University, a Research Assistant for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute, and in several correctional practitioner roles in the New Hampshire and Maine Departments of Corrections, including as a Correctional Officer, Social Worker, and Probation and Parole Officer.

Dr. Labrecque has also been a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on 10 federal, foundation, and state research grants. He currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research (CPPR) journal and as an Associate and Section Editor (Correctional Program Implementation and Policy Evaluation Section) for the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (IJOTCC).

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