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Robert (Bob) MayDepartment: Project Management Services
Title: Program Director
Robert May is Program Director at the IJIS Institute. Mr. May has more than 44 years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement. Bob directs the BJA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, RxCheck hub project where he provides both program management and training and technical assistance as well as and oversight of maintenance and operational support for the RxCheck Hub. He manages the onboarding process for states and health care integrations and the work of the technology contractor to ensure states are able to continue to share prescription data in a secure and efficiently.
Bob also directs the BJS National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) project under a contract with RTI. He has also managed information sharing projects in justice and health, corrections reentry, PREA, gang intelligence, and information sharing strategies for corrections, law enforcement and state systems. He served as chair of the Global Advisory Committee’s Critical Nontraditional Information Exchange Task Team and led the development of the technology roadmap for the Colorado statewide behavioral health information exchange.
For much of his career, Bob led numerous national efforts to provide drug treatment programming for addicted offenders in the criminal justice system. While working for the Criminal Justice Institute, he worked extensively conducting assessment of state and local correctional healthcare services and overseeing substance abuse program design and implementation. Mr. May has worked assisting in the implementation of effective substance abuse treatment programs for offenders across the entire criminal justice continuum including law enforcement, and community re-entry, as well as within the institutions.
Prior to joining CJI, Mr. May was a Principal at JBS International where he was Director of Criminal Justice Projects. In that capacity he directed the BJA Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for State Prisoners (RSAT) which implemented therapeutic community prison and jail treatment programs across the country and provided TA to Texas in its transition to a statewide network of therapeutic treatment prisons. He also led the Criminal Justice Treatment Networks projects for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). He also served as Executive Director of National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC), a case management process that links the treatment and criminal justice systems. During that time TASC partnered with American University to provide the Drug Court Resource Center and conduct the first National Drug Court Symposium.
Earlier in his career he was a Principal with JBS International where he was Director of Criminal Justice Projects and directed technical assistance for BJA’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for State Prisoners (RSAT) and the Criminal Justice Treatment Networks projects for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA. Before joining JBS, he served as Executive Director of National TASC, a professional membership organization representing Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities programs where he directed BJA’s Correctional Options TA & Training Project; the SJI’s National Symposium on the Implementation of Drug Court Programs; and BJS’s Drug Court Resource Center in partnership with The American University. Bob spent 12 years in state and county law enforcement serving as police lieutenant and chief criminal investigator.
Bob is a graduate of the 138th Session of the FBI National Academy, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral science from the University of Maryland and has completed post-graduate work in Criminal Justice Administration through the University of Virginia.