Jessica J. Warner

Assistant Professor Jessica Warner

Assistant Professor

204B Thesken Hall
513-727-3264
warnerjj@MiamiOH.edu

Jess Warner is completing her Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She also earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. The focus of her dissertation is comparing organizational context in correctional institutions between two state systems. She has facilitated several trainings on evidence-based practice for criminal justice agencies across the country. Jess’s research interests include correctional rehabilitation, program evaluation and implementation, organizational management, public opinion regarding criminal justice, and survey methodology. In addition to her research, Jess has taught several undergraduate courses including corrections, criminology, statistics, and research methods. Her practical experience includes working as a quality improvement manager and security staff at various community correctional facilities.

Education

  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, expected August 2015
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (Summa Cum Laude; Honors Scholar)

Areas of Specialization

  • correctional rehabilitation
  • program evaluation and implementation
  • organizational management
  • public opinion regarding criminal justice
  • survey methodology

Teaching

  • Corrections (CJS 281)
  • Community Corrections (CJS 312)
  • Applied Research Methods (CJS461)

Publications

McNeeley, S., & Warner, J. J. (2015, April). Replication in Criminology: A necessary practice. European Journal of Criminology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1477370815578197

Technical Reports

Paula Smith, Edward J. Latessa, Andrew J. Myer, Jessica J. Warner, & Lori Lovins. (2009). “Outcome Evaluation of the Cuyahoga County Family Treatment Drug Court - Supplement.”

Paula Smith, Lori Brusman Lovins, Beth Ellefson, & Jessica J. Warner. (2009). “Cuyahoga County Family Treatment Drug Court Process Evaluation.”

Christopher T. Lowenkamp, Paula Smith, Edward J. Latessa, Jessica J. Warner, & Andrew J. Myer. (2009). “Outcome Evaluation of the Cuyahoga County Family Treatment Drug Court.”

Chris Lowenkamp, Paula Smith. Edward Latessa, Lori Lovins, & Jessica J. Warner. (2008). “Outcome Evaluation of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Drug Court.” 

Presentations

Paula Warner, J. J., and Latessa, E. J. (Nov. 2015). A tale of two states: Comparing the organizational context of two state prison systems. Anticipated presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Washington D.C.

Warner, J. J. (March 2015). Hiring beyond experience and education. Presented at the first annual QA/CQI symposium in Columbus, OH sponsored by Ohio corrections agencies and committees.

Warner, J. J., and Manchak, S. (Nov. 2014). Perspectives from community corrections and mental health practitioners: Bridging connections and fostering inter-agency collaboration. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, CA.

Warner, J. J., and Smith, P. (Nov. 2013). Examining organizational context during implementation of evidence-based practices. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta, GA.

Warner, J. J., and McNeeley, S. (March 2013). Replication in Criminology: A necessary practice. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Dallas, TX.

Warner, J. J., Smith, P., and Latessa, E. J. (Nov. 2012). Examining the Relationship between Staff Characteristics and Recidivism in Correctional Programming. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago.

Research Experience

Perspectives from Community Corrections and Mental Health Practioniers, 2013-2015, Sponsor: University of Cincinnati College of Edu., Criminal Justice, & Human Services, Principal Investigator: S. Manchak, Ph.D., Position: Co-principle Investigator

Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS), 2011 – 2014, Sponsor: University of Cincinnati Center for Criminal Justice Research, Principal Investigator: E. Latessa, Ph.D. & P. Smith, Ph.D., Position: Research Assistant

Survey of Correctional Staff Attitudes of Rehabilitation, 2011, Sponsor: College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services, U.C., Principle Investigator: P. Smith, Ph.D., Position: Co-Principle Investigator

Outcome & Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts, 2008-2009, Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Principle Investigators: E. Latessa, Ph.D., & P. Smith, Ph.D., Position: Project Manager

Cuyahoga County Family Drug Court Evaluation and Outcome Study, 2007-2009, Sponsor: Cuyahoga County Family Drug Court, Principal Investigators: E. Latessa, Ph.D., C. Lowenkamp, Ph.D., & P. Smith, Ph.D., Position: Project Manager

Therapeutic Communities versus Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 2007-2008, Sponsor: University of Cincinnati Center for Criminal Justice Research, Principal Investigator: E. Latessa, Ph.D. & P. Smith, Ph.D., Position: Project Manager

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Drug Court Evaluation and Outcome Study, 2007, Sponsor: Cuyahoga County Juvenile Drug Court, Principal Investigators: E. Latessa, Ph.D., C. Lowenkamp, Ph.D., & P. Smith, Ph.D., Position: Project Manager

Ohio Halfway House Evaluation Project, 2006, Sponsor: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Principal Investigator: E. Latessa, Ph.D., Position: Research Assistant

Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties, 2006, Sponsor: SAMSHA, Principal Investigators: P. Smith, Ph.D. & C. Lowenkamp, Ph.D., Position: Research Assistant

Ohio Risk Assessment Project, 2006, Sponsor: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Principal Investigators: E. Latessa, Ph.D. & C. Lowenkamp, Ph.D., Position: Research Assistant

Certifications

  • Correctional Program Checklist (trained by P. Smith, Ph.D.)
  • CBI for Substance Abuse (trained by K. Pitocco, MSW.)
  • CBI for Sexual Offending (trained by Sarah Boettner, LSW.)
  • Level of Service Inventory – Revised (trained by P. Smith, Ph.D.)
  • Motivational Interviewing (trained by S. Kennedy, Ph.D.)
  • Thinking for a Change (trained by P. Smith, Ph.D.)

Certified trainer

  • Core Correctional Practices
  • Correctional Program Checklist (CPC)
  • Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS)
  • “What Works” with Offender Populations
  • CBI for Substance Abuse
  • CBI for Sexual Offending

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Ohio QA Symposium Committee