About ICF

Stephen Haas

Director, Research and Evaluation, Justice Research and Victim Services
Stephen is a research and evaluation expert and training and technical assistance consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice, corrections, and victim services.

Stephen has over 30 years of experience in project management, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, program evaluation, applied research and evaluation, and training and technical assistance. He has served as the principal investigator and project director for more than 45 national, state, and local research and evaluation projects. Stephen has extensive experience conducting large-scale research projects involving multiple sites, advanced statistical techniques, and diverse research designs and data-collection methods.

He has published numerous national and state research and evaluation reports, book chapters, briefs, and peer-reviewed journal manuscripts. He writes about performance measurement, crime and victimization surveys, imputation and forecasting methods, analysis of administrative records, and statistical accuracy of crime reports. He also writes about implementation science, risk assessment validation, program quality assurance approaches, best practices in adult and juvenile corrections, and recidivism prediction.

Stephen has also led many training and technical assistance (TTA) projects for multiple levels of government, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit agencies in multiple justice areas and contexts. His TTA work incorporates all aspects of implementation science and other mechanisms to help systems and organizations develop and sustain an infrastructure for long-term success. Stephen routinely consults and provides TTA in core correctional practices, juvenile and adult risk and needs assessment, case planning, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral interventions with justice-involved populations.

Stephen assists justice, workforce, and public health organizations in building the internal capacity to collect, analyze, and report performance data, perform quality control procedures, provide coaching and feedback, and use performance metrics to inform policy and practice changes. He provides on-site consultation and assistance as well as virtual and blended training to assist client agencies in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of best practices.

Stephen has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from The Ohio State University and a master’s and a doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., Psychology and Political Science, The Ohio State University