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Joseph Trotter

Associate Director, Justice Programs Office
Department of Justice, Law and Society

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    Associate Director, Justice Programs Office
  • Joseph Trotter, an attorney, is a Research Professor on the faculty of American University's School of Public Affairs, and is the founder, in 1989, and associate director of SPA's Justice Programs Office. He received a BS in International Relations from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at American University. Mr. Trotter's professional activity has concentrated on the area of change management in the criminal justice system, and within that field, he specializes in the interagency and community relations of courts.
  • Degrees

    JD American University
    BS Georgetown University

  • Brandywine - 100

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Area of Expertise: Judicial administration, criminal justice policy, court-community relations, drug courts

Additional Information: Joseph A. Trotter Jr. is the founder and director of the Justice Programs Office in AU's School of Public Affairs. The mission of the Justice Programs Office is to apply the tools of scholarship, professionalism, and "best practices" to the design and management of public programs, with particular attention to policy development and the administration of justice at the local, state, and federal levels of government. To carry out this mission, the office engages in training, technical assistance, and research programs and provides information and publication dissemination services to government officials and the public at large.

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