Sam Abbott joined CJJR in April 2015 as part of the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States. Among other activities, Sam is responsible for coordinating the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program, providing long-distance support and consultation to communities engaged in multi-system reform efforts. Sam is also a consultant on the Crossover Youth Practice Model in jurisdictions across New York City, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, and Maryland, specializing in the Model’s activities related to data analysis and evaluation.
Before entering in the juvenile justice field, Sam provided technical assistance on adolescent and young adult behavioral health treatment and recovery initiatives at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Sam worked with several government and non-profit entities in Washington D.C., including the United States Senate, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Center for Effective Government, where he conducted policy research pertaining to health care reform and consumer protections.
Sam received his M.P.P. from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy in 2014, where he specialized in health care access and financing. Sam received his B.A. in Political Studies from Bard College.