About JSPI

JSPI is comprised of a unit director, program managers, and analysts working to provide accurate, timely information to decision-makers in support of the county’s goal of ensuring  Safe Communities.​

​JSPI is dedicated to providing assistance and support to criminal justice system stakeholders and collaborators, in developing grant applications, data collection, program evaluation, management of special projects, and statistical analysis to guide evidence-based practices and inform decisions to best serve Maricopa County communities.

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Director of Research
Ryan Cotter, PhD
Innovations Manager
​Karen Stewart, CPM
Systems Integration Coordinator
​Donna McHenry, MAOM
Grant Manager
​Alice Bustillo
Research Analyst
​Marisol Cortez, MSW, MAS
Management Analyst
​Josue Macias, MPA
Research Analyst
​Jacob Enholm, MS
Encore Fellow
​Mitzi Smith
Encore Fellow
​Claudia Duncan
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