John Irwin is our Community Custody Specialist for both Federal and State clients. He also serves as a member of our Board of Advisors. He is an expert in the area of federal and state prisoner reentry. John's professional career has been devoted to assisting those that have been incarcerated effectively and successfully reenter the community and live productive and meaningful lives.
John's tireless efforts while employed by the Arizona Department of Corrections and the Colorado Department of Corrections was to assist countless men and women throughout his professional. He has done extensive research in the area of recidivism and has shared his knowledge and expertise in various publications. John brings his commitment to helping others build better lives to the clients of State Prison Advocates.
Julie Prescott is the Managing Director of Federal Prison Expert and Executive Director of our Federal Prison Consultants division, the flagship division of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. In addition, she serves as is Vice-Chair of our Advisory Board after a 24 year career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Julie's knowledge and experience spans her responsibilities as a Case Manager, Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Acting Unit Manager, Acting Executive Assistant, Public Information Officer, and Case Management Coordinator in a Federal Correctional Institution and a Federal Medical Center. She has expert knowledge in classification and designation issues, Compassionate Release/Reduction in Sentence, inmate discipline, Residential Reentry Center/Home Detention referrals, mental health commitments, medical center referrals, and administrative remedies. She worked directly with incarcerated individuals for over two decades. Julie is experienced in working with diverse populations from pretrial/forensic evaluation cases, all security levels from minimum to high, medical/surgical populations, mentally ill offenders, Witness Security cases, and very high profile cases. She is a skilled liaison with the U.S. Parole Commission and U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services. Julie is a Federal and State Prison Case Management Specialist.
Danny Kuhn is Executive Director of Federal Sentencing Alternatives, a division of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. and serves as a member of our Board of Advisors. Danny is a retired Deputy Chief United Sates Probation Officer with a 20-year career in the Federal Court System. His extensive expertise includes Presentence, Pretrial, and Supervision Reports, Sentencing recommendations and testimony at Sentencing in financial, environmental, medical and corporate cases.
Bryan Bledsoe joins the Advisory Board of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. after 30 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Bryan has been the Warden of several different institutions ranging from Camp Level to US Penitentiaries and has received a number of promotions and awards. Bryan brings his unique knowledge and experience to our Clients as a member of our Board and the Director of our Kentucky division
Shakeerah Hameen serves as the Director of Justice Programs and has more than 10 years of experience with Justice Solutions of America, Inc.. In addition to her federal and state prison advocacy experience of over 30 years, Shakeerah's expertise spans the areas of sentencing mitigation, parole, pardons and sentence commutations. She is responsible for these services within several of our divisions.
David Hicks is a member of our Board of Advisors. David is the retired Chief Medical Designator for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was responsible for the placement and designation of unsentenced and sentenced offenders that would meet their medical, mental health and security needs. He has worked closely with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Judiciary and Defense Counsel in achieving favorable placement.
Christine McClain is a prison consultant with our Justice Solutions for Women division and a member of our Board of Advisors. Christine has over four years of experience with the Maryland Department of Corrections due to an unfortunate one-time incident. This initially brought Christine to us as a client, which we assisted successfully in granting parole at her first parole hearing. We have an expert staff of several other female staff members that assist with local, state and federal clients all across the USA.
A graduate of the University of Georgia (2007 A.B. Political Science) and Florida Coastal School of Law (2012 J.D. Law), Melvina Kemp is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, the oldest of twelve children. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association and has practiced law in the areas of Criminal, Family, Immigration and Tax Law.
Dr. Jerry Smith is Director of our BOP RDAP Consultants division and our BOP RDAP Psychologist website. He is a 20 year veteran with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, serving as a Clinical Psychologist and a Drug Abuse Treatment Coordinator for the Federal Bureau of Prison's highly regarded Residential Drug Abuse Program informally know as the RDAP Program. Jerry brings with him many years of experience and services as a BOP RDAP Expert for all of our divisions. He is an expert in correctional management, personnel management and corporate leadership, crisis communication and conflict resolution and behavioral analysis. He holds Doctoral and Master's degrees in Clinical Psychology and Professional Counseling.