Master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Science in social work from Xavier University.
Robert Burroughs has years of experience with strategic planning, building effective collaboration, and facilitating system changes to improve community safety.
Mr. Burroughs oversees reporting of compliance data and provides technical assistance to ensure Michigan’s juvenile detention and correctional facilities are meeting the requirements of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
Prior to joining PPA, Mr. Burroughs was associate director at the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD). Much of his work focused on providing community groups and agencies with the tools to implement evidence-based solutions for crime reduction and prevention. He managed the community training and technical assistance efforts that built the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative into a successful statewide program that protects the public, helps parolees become productive citizens, and reduces corrections costs.
Mr. Burroughs also oversaw efforts to help parolees receive benefits for which they are eligible through the Michigan Benefits Access Initiative. Before working with MCCD, he had extensive experience in facilitation and research on topics such as diversity, social justice, substance abuse, and homelessness with both the University of Michigan and the Volunteers of America.