Victor St. John has over 11 years of experience in the field of criminology and criminal justice. He earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice | CUNY Graduate Center in New York. Currently he is a tenure track Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University in Missouri within the Criminology and Criminal Justice program.

He is also a Research Scientist at Child Trends, where he is Principal Investigator for an impact and implementation evaluation for the PREPARE reentry program based in New York, and a Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Education National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth.

Previously, Victor served as the Director of Research and Analysis for the New York City Board of Correction. Prior to, he supervised juvenile detention facilities under the New York Close to Home Initiative; facilitated cognitive based interventions with incarcerated youth on Rikers Island for the first social impact bond in the United States; and he evaluated and provided technical support for various government and NGO initiatives (e.g., NYC’s Mayoral Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety) while at the John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center. Victor’s experience also includes the instruction of criminal justice courses at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and for Rutgers University in conjunction with the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prison.

His recent articles can be found here and courses taught here.