Dr. Brian Lovins
Dr. Brian Lovins is the Assistant Director for Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice. Prior to coming to Houston, his work at the School of Criminal Justice has included developing a state-wide juvenile risk assessment (Ohio Youth Assessment System: OYAS) and adult risk assessment (Ohio Risk Assessment System: ORAS), as well as redesigning juvenile and adult correctional programs to meet evidence-based standards. Dr. Lovins has been invited to present to over 150 agencies and routinely trains agencies in the principles of effective intervention, risk assessment, and the delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Dr. Lovins has recently received the Dr. Simon Dinitz Award for his work and dedication in helping correctional agencies adopt evidence-based programs. In addition, he has published articles on risk assessment, sexual offenders, effective interventions, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.