Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and environmental science, Western Michigan University. Master’s degree in sociology, Texas Woman’s University. Doctoral candidate, Texas Southern University.
Glennie Burks has extensive and unique experience in juvenile detention and advocacy programs as well as case management for at-risk youth.
Mr. Burks worked for more than 15 years in detention and probation services in Texas as a juvenile correctional officer and supervisor. He has collected data, analyzed and reported on juvenile delinquency rates, and developed best-practice recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Mr. Burks values building professional capacity in youth organizations, and he utilizes his vast skillset as a researcher, consensus builder, and policy analyst to best serve juvenile offenders and their families. He infuses his work on behalf of others with cultural competence, and he champions diversity, equity and inclusion, social justice, and public safety.
He is a retired Army colonel, having served as a senior executive in the military police, and as a chief operations officer responsible for a budget of more than $50 million. He oversaw the training and equipping of more than 12,000 military police. He was a leader in building a juvenile justice center for detainees in Iraq and utilized western, democratic juvenile justice principles to reform juvenile justice policies there.
As a National Research Fellow at Harvard University, he studied and researched pressing public and global issues through interviews and secondary data analysis. He was also an Army Arroyo Research Fellow at the RAND Corporation, where he increased his analytical capabilities and enhanced Arroyo staff’s understanding of Army policies.