Master of social work from the University of Michigan. Bachelor of science in social work from Xavier University.
Also notable: Mr. Burroughs is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the Michigan Association for Evaluation.
Robert Burroughs has many years of experience with evaluation, strategic planning, project management, building effective collaboration, and facilitating system changes to improve outcomes in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice, diversity, and equity.
Mr. Burroughs has designed and led numerous research and evaluation projects for PPA. He is currently project manager for the evaluation of a mentoring program for returning prisoners run by the Fortune Society in New York City. The evaluation includes a randomized controlled trial and other research methods.
Mr. Burroughs is also providing technical assistance and evaluation support for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice. He is leading statewide compliance-monitoring to ensure Michigan’s law enforcement, detention, and correctional facilities are meeting the requirements of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
He played a key role in evaluating the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s investments in Michigan, exploring the progress of grantees in propelling vulnerable children to success. He conducted an environmental scan of juvenile justice reform efforts throughout the United States for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Prior to joining PPA, Mr. Burroughs was associate director at the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, where he led agency projects aimed at improving policies and practices within the criminal justice system. Much of his work focused on providing community groups and agencies with the tools and technical assistance needed to implement evidence-based solutions for crime reduction and prevention.