Generation Y…. Y Should We Treat You Differently? Overview and Results from the Justice Involved Young Adult Pilot


Wednesday, August 31, 2022
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Type: Workshop

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction engaged in a strategy to adapt parole/probation supervision to the meet the needs of justice involved young adults (JIYA). The strategy involved relaxing policy driven contact standards in favor of adapting to the needs of the young adult. Officers were trained in risk-needs-responsivity and in particular the needs of adults between the ages of 18 and 24. The pilot included a randomized control trial with support from New York University Marron Institute. The four-year study recently concluded with many positive findings. This session will review the specialized pilot design in contrast to standard supervision and will present the findings.


Dionne Addison
Program Administrator, OH Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Dionne Addison has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and over 28 years of experience in corrections. Currently, she has the position of Parole Program Administrator for the Quality Assurance/ EBP/ Grant section within ODRC. She is responsible for CQI and QA for evidence-based practices and serves as grant administrator for various BJA grants. Dionne holds many training certifications in evidence-based practice programming

Dr. Jonathan Kulick
Deputy Director of Research and Programs, NYU Marron Institute

Jonathan Kulick is Deputy Director of Research and Programs at the NYU Marron Institute; co-director of the BJA Swift Certain Fair Resource Center, focused on reforms in community supervision; and an advisor to BetaGov, a center-for practitioner-led innovation and testing, and to the OJJDP Family-Based Justice Center. He has an MPhil in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Joseph Suciu
Parole Program Specialist, OH Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Joseph Suciu previously worked as a Parole Officer in Cleveland, Ohio. He was assigned to a Justice Involved Young Adult caseload. Currently he is a Parole Program Specialist for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections who currently coordinates grant projects. He was recognized as the Division of Parole and Community Services Employee of the Year for 2020 and Cleveland Region’s Parole Officer of the Year for 2010.