Paula Smith

Paula H. Smith

Associate Professor

Associate Professor and Associate Director

Teachers College

660Q

CECH Criminal Justice - 0389

Professional Summary

Dr. Paula Smith is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John in 2006. Her research interests include offender classification and assessment, correctional rehabilitation, the psychological effects of incarceration, program implementation and evaluation, the transfer of knowledge to practitioners and policy-makers, and meta-analysis. She is co-author of Corrections in the Community, and has also authored more than thirty journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Smith has directed numerous federal and state funded research projects, including studies of prisons, community-based correctional programs, juvenile drug courts, probation and parole departments, and mental health services. Furthermore, she has been involved in evaluations of more than 280 correctional programs throughout the United States. In addition to her research experience, Dr. Smith has considerable frontline experience working with a variety of offender populations, including juvenile offenders, sex offenders, and perpetrators of domestic violence.  Currently, she provides training and technical assistance to criminal justice agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Paula undertook her doctoral work in at the University of New Brunswick. She was previously a Research Associate with the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has also been involved in the development and delivery of treatment programs to federal parolees with the Correctional Service of Canada. Her research interests include meta-analysis, the assessment of offender treatment and deterrence programs, the development of actuarial assessments for clinicians and managers in prisons and community corrections, the effects of prison life, treatment responsivity, and the transfer of knowledge to practitioners and policy makers. She has co-authored several articles, book chapters, and conference presentations on the above topics. She teaches Meta Analysis and the Psychology of Criminal Behavior.

Research Support

Grant: #OSP25959 Investigators:Smith, Paula 10-01-2005 -09-30-2007 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Cuyahoga County Juvenile Drug Court Enhancement Plan Role:PI $72,209.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 000253 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 10-01-2006 -09-30-2008 Talbert House Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: An Evaluation of a SAMI Case Management Program Role:Collaborator $50,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SRS 001711 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2006 -06-30-2007 Hamilton County (IN) Community Corrections Department Evaluation of Hamilton County Community Corrections Role:PI $35,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #SRS 005027 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2007 -06-30-2008 Hamilton County (IN) Community Corrections Department Evaluation Hamilton County Indiana CCC Role:PI $35,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #2007-DC-BX-0016 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Lowenkamp, Christopher; Smith, Paula 07-01-2007 -12-31-2012 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts Program Role:Collaborator $1,144,833.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 005257 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Lowenkamp, Christopher; Smith, Paula 09-30-2007 -09-29-2008 National Institute of Mental Health Cuyahoga County Family Court Evaluation 2008 Role:Collaborator $73,080.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #DRC01-000043443 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Lowenkamp, Christopher; Smith, Paula 07-01-2007 -06-30-2010 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Children of Incarcerated Parents: Breaking the Cycle Role:Collaborator $150,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #DYS FY09 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Lowenkamp, Christopher; Smith, Paula 07-01-2008 -06-30-2010 Ohio Department of Youth Services DYS FY 2009 Training and Research Contract Role:Collaborator $436,863.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #SRS 005757 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 05-29-2008 -06-30-2013 Indiana Judicial Center Indiana Adult And Juvenile Risk Assessment Tool Role:Collaborator $447,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #SRS 005776 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2008 -06-30-2010 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Study the Psychometric Properties of the Rapid Risk of Violence Screen (RROVS) Role:PI $50,500.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 005799 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2008 -06-30-2009 Hamilton County (IN) Community Corrections Department Evaluation of Hamilton CO IN Community Corrections Role:PI $35,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #SRS 006121 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 03-01-2009 -06-30-2010 Department of Justice Technical Assistance to Lucas County CCF Role:Collaborator $60,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #5H79T1017560-04 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 09-30-2008 -09-29-2009 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Cuyahoga County Family Drug Court 2009 Role:Collaborator $37,378.63 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 006258 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2009 -06-30-2010 Hamilton County (IN) Community Corrections Department Evaluation of Hamilton County Community Corrections Role:PI $35,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #0AS1700 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 07-01-2009 -06-30-2011 Ohio Department of Youth Services Division of Youth Services 2010 Service Contract Role:Collaborator $539,100.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #415-10-0191 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 09-01-2009 -06-30-2015 Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction ODRC ORAS Training and Validation Contract Role:Collaborator $1,862,494.10 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #SRS 006650 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 12-01-2009 -06-30-2010 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program Evaluation Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Role:Collaborator $45,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #2009-JG-E0R-6699 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 01-01-2010 -06-30-2012 Department of Justice Proposal to Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Effective Practices for Community Supervision (EPICS) Model in Ohio Role:Collaborator $105,421.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 006938 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2010 -06-30-2011 Hamilton County (IN) Community Corrections Department Evaluation of Hamilton Co. Indiana Community Corrections Role:PI $35,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #C2632 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 08-01-2010 -06-30-2012 Wisconsin Department of Corrections Wisconsin Department of Correction Technical Assistance Role:Collaborator $339,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #2009-RA-R01-2369 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 08-01-2010 -03-31-2013 Department of Justice New Ways to Address Old Problems: Evaluating Ohio's ARRA JAG Reentry Initiatives Role:Collaborator $300,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #1 AS2040 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Schwartz, John; Smith, Paula 08-31-2010 -06-30-2012 Ohio Department of Youth Services FY2011 ODYS Contract for Services Role:Collaborator $496,350.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #5600001860 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 02-01-2011 -01-31-2013 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Implementing the Integrated Behavioral Treatment Model for California Department of Juvenile Justice Role:Collaborator $125,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #2AS2520 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Schwartz, John; Smith, Paula 07-01-2011 -06-30-2012 Ohio Department of Youth Services ODYS FY 2012 Service Contract Role:Collaborator $559,350.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #C3062 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 07-01-2011 -01-28-2013 Wisconsin Department of Corrections Wisconsin Department of Corrections Technical Assistance and Training Year 2 Role:Collaborator $325,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #SRS 007776 Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2011 -06-30-2013 Hamilton County (IN) Community Corrections Department FY 2012 Evaluation of Hamilton Co. Indiana Community Corrections Role:PI $70,000.00 Closed Level:Other State

Grant: #3AS2930 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Schwartz, John; Smith, Paula 07-11-2012 -06-30-2013 Ohio Department of Youth Services FY 2013 ODYS Training and Technical Assistance Contract Role:Collaborator $534,150.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #Sevices Agreement Investigators:Smith, Paula 07-01-2012 -12-31-2012 Department of Justice FY 2012 Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) and CPC Group Assessment Training and Consulting Role:PI $25,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 008435 Investigators:Smith, Paula 01-01-2013 -08-31-2013 Department of Justice Hawaii EPICS Training Role:PI $18,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Agreement for Services Investigators:Smith, Paula 01-25-2013 -12-31-2014 Department of Justice The Development of a Schedule of Progressive Probation Incentives and Sanctions Role:PI $75,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #2013-JU-FX-0004 Investigators:Latessa, Edward; Smith, Paula 09-01-2013 -08-31-2016 Department of Justice Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Offender Mentoring Programs on Recidivism Role:Collaborator $496,165.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #2016-AJ-BX-K048 Investigators:Smith, Paula 10-01-2016 -09-30-2019 Bureau of Justice Assistance Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for Inmates in Administrative Segregation Role:PI $461,900.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #2020-NT-BX-K001 Investigators:Corsaro, Nicholas; Engel, Robin; McManus, Hannah; Smith, Paula 01-01-2020 -12-31-2023 Bureau of Justice Assistance BJA Academic Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with MH Role:Collaborator $2,244,856.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #2018-JG-E01-V6400 Investigators:Engel, Robin; McManus, Hannah; Pitocco, Kelly; Smith, Paula 09-01-2021 -08-31-2022 Department of Justice The 54th Mile Project - Part 1 Role:Collaborator 50000.12 Hold Level:Federal