Information and Research About the Toughest Job
Useful Resources and Links for Corrections Officers and Staff
Contact: Caterina G. Spinaris, Ph.D., LPC , Executive Director
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Safe Call Now is a confidential, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis line and support service for first responders, emergency services personnel, medical professionals and their family members nationwide.
Contact: John Dacey, Executive Director
Abolish Private Prisons is a non-profit organization founded for one purpose: using the United States court system to end the horrific practice of locking people up for profit. We are currently assembling our legal team and reaching out to the public to explain our mission.
Dr. Michael Pittaro
Faculty at American Military University
Research Interests: Corrections, Criminology, Probation / Parole, Sex Offenders, Serial Killers, human trafficking, Criminal Justice Leadership Theory and Practice.
- Featured Video: Dr Pittaro – Spotlight Featured Video
- Psychology Today: The Crime and Justice Doctor
- In Public Safety: Dr. Pittaro’s Articles
Dr. Katy Cathcart and Dr. Susan Jones
- The Dignity Assaults Initiative Implementation within the Michigan Corrections Organization: Staff Acceptance and Application of a Contemporary Policy Approach
- Management of the Sexually Abusive/Harassing Actions of Inmates Directed Towards Correctional Staff: The Impact of Policy and Training Upon Exposure and the Corrections Workplace Culture
Dr. Katy Cathcart, Senior Instructor at the UCCS School of Public Affairs has over 20 years of both academic and practitioner experience in the field of criminal justice. Dr. Cathcart has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Pueblo Community College. She attended Colorado State University-Pueblo for her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology/Sociology. She earned her Master of Criminal Justice Administration degree in 2010, studying contemporary applications of antiquated U.S. prison environments, and earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership, Research, and Policy at University of Colorado- Colorado Springs, in May 2017.
Dr. Susan Jones, has a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Southern Colorado, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a doctorate from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dr. Jones started her career in 1985, retiring after 31 years in Colorado corrections where she held the positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Administrative Manager, Associate Warden until her appointment as Warden. She retired from the position of Warden in July 2012. During her career she has worked with male and female inmates and at all custody levels. Her assignments included training, programs, custody/control, administration, and case management.