Phillip Stevenson

Statistical Analysis Center
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Phillip Stevenson, PhD, is the Director of the Arizona Statistical Analysis Center, which serves as the research arm of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and contributes to statewide policy development and practice by providing statistical research and analyses of Arizona’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The focus of Phillip’s work is on topical research that informs criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Phillip currently serves as President of the Justice Research and Statistics Association. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Privacy and Information Quality Working Group and is a member of the Global Standards Council, which are subcommittees of the Federal Advisory Committee that advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. Phillip is also a member and past chair of the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership Epidemiology Work Group, and is a member of the Children’s Action Alliance Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, and the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts Juvenile Justice System Improvement Team. He also serves as Co-Chair of Arizona’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System Task Force. Since moving to Arizona in 2006, Phillip has been recognized by Governors Napolitano and Brewer for his work on substance abuse issues in Arizona and by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona for his work on a statewide reentry initiative. Before returning to Arizona, Phillip worked in a similar capacity at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority serving as manager of the planning and program evaluation center and acting SAC director. While in Illinois, Phillip served on the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative statewide partners group, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Transition Tea, and the Chicago Mayoral Policy Caucus on ex-prisoner reentry. Phillip received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology from the University of Arizona and his PhD in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.