CCA Research Institute Advisory Council
Gabrielle Chapman serves as CCA research and analysis consultant, having previously served as director of research and analysis for the company. Chapman is a research associate at the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University, where she focuses on juvenile justice and delinquency intervention programming. She is also conducting a large-scale program assessment with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services’ Juvenile Justice Division. As president of Chapman Inquiry, LLC, Chapman consults with public and private adult corrections agencies and service providers on a wide variety of topics, ranging from process assessment, data analysis, policy development and program evaluation. Chapman also spent four years as director of Policy, Planning and Research for the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), where she developed and organized the state’s first Criminal Justice Summit funded by a grant from the National Institute of Corrections. Prior to TDOC, Chapman worked at the Center for Evaluation and Research Methodology in the Vanderbilt Institute for Policy and Planning Studies, where she consulted with government agencies on a variety of program evaluation projects. Chapman has published and presented extensively on criminal justice and rehabilitation for academic and non-academic audiences. She earned her master’s degree in organizational behavior from Clemson University and her doctoral degree in sociology (with a concentration in criminology) from Vanderbilt University.
Patrick M. Jablonski
Patrick M. Jablonski serves as CCA senior director, Quality Assurance Research and Analysis, having joined the company in 2006 as director of this division. Jablonski earned his doctorate degree in mass communication from the University of Alabama in 1995 and has previously worked as an assistant professor of communications at the University of Central Florida and Austin Peay State University. In 2001, he became research statistician for the Orange County, Florida Corrections Department (the 12th largest jail in the United States), where he conducted statistical analyses of criminal justice case processing and operational dynamics. Jablonski has also served as a statistical analysis and forecasting consultant to a variety of corporations and criminal justice systems across the United States.
Don Murray serves as CCA managing director, Quality Assurance, having joined the company in 2004 as director of Addictions Treatment and Behavioral Programs. Murray spent 22 years with the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), serving in managerial and leadership roles at the facility, regional and national levels. He was the primary architect and administrator of correctional treatment programs that were distinguished for best practices by the American Correctional Association. As a licensed clinical psychologist for the BOP, Murray served as an expert in inmate suicide prevention, crisis management and hostage negotiation. Murray earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan Collage in 1975, his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Radford University in 1978 and his doctorate degree from West Virginia University in 1982.