About Us

Biography

Kevin Warwick

President

Alternative Solutions Associates Inc.

kevin_picKevin Warwick began working in the field of Criminal Justice in 1981 and has over 35 years of experience working  with corrections and reenty  sevices As Assistant superintendent of Community Corrections, Mr. Warwick managed several  community-based programs, including three partnership programs with probation, parole, and numerous community-based providers. In 1986, he designed and directed the first day reporting center in the country with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department in Massachusetts. Mr. Warwick developed all of the reentry and community corrections programs in Hampden County. Mr. Warwick has worked with jurisdictions all around the country in 48 states developing reentry programs, jail overcrowding programs, and management solutions.

Kevin has worked  with the Urban Institute and the National Institute of Corrections on the Transition from Jail to Community Project to develop best practice models relating to jail reentry and community corrections with selected jurisdictions from around the country. Kevin is co-author of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative’s online learning resource: an online training tool for communities to design and develop local reentry systems. There are several other articles that are included in the publication page of the web site.

He also serves as a site liaison and technical resource provider to the fourteen pilot sites in phases 1, 2 and 3 since 2007. He is presently a consultant working for many counties around the country on reentry planning and program implementation. He has provided on -site technical assistance and training to over 300 jurisdictions in 48 states. He has published numerous articles on community corrections, jail treatment, and reentry programs. Mr. Warwick has a master’s degree in social work from University of Connecticut and is an adjunct professor at Western New England College, the University of Massachusetts and Community College of Vermont. He received the Jim Justice Professional Excellence Award in May 1994, presented by the Corrections Association of Massachusetts. Mr. Warwick is the president of Alternative Solutions Associates, Inc., providing various consulting services including training, development, evaluation of local criminal justice systems, and program design and development.

Stefan LoBuglio

Principal

Justice Innovations

Stefan LoBuglio has worked in corrections for nearly three decades as a practitioner, policy advocate, and consultant. Currently, his firm Justice Innovations LLC provides assistance to jurisdictions in the US and internationally to strengthen their justice systems through the implementation of innovative and evidenced-based practices. Prior, Stefan was Director of Reentry and Corrections for the Council of State Governments Justice Center where he oversaw federally-funded efforts to promote successful adult reentry and improve correctional practices inside and outside of local, state, and federal institutions. At the Justice Center, he led the National Reentry Resource Center which is a project of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

From 2005 till 2015, Stefan served as chief of the Pre-Release and Reentry Services Division for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. In this position, he oversaw the Montgomery County Pre-Release Center (PRC) — a 171-bed, fully accredited correctional facility — which provides comprehensive reentry programs for people incarcerated in the county jails, Maryland state prisons, or in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and who are within six months of release. During his tenure, he developed and tracked performance metrics which showed that 90% of individuals were released from the PRC with jobs, savings, homes, and family connections and recidivated at rate 25% less than state and federal rates. He began his correctional career in 1992, developing education, reentry, and community correctional programs at the 2,000-bed House of Correction in Boston for more than 12 years, eventually rising to the position of deputy superintendent of community corrections for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. In addition to his operational experience, Stefan has served on state-wide correctional reform taskforces in Maryland and Massachusetts, participated as an expert advisor on a number of reentry projects, testified before the U.S. Congress, assisted in changing state legislation, and co-authored publications on reentry and recidivism.

In 2007, Stefan received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he focused his studies on the evaluation of correctional reentry programs. He earned an MA in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BS in mechanical engineering from Duke University.

He has known and worked with Kevin Warwick, President of Alternative Solutions Associates since the beginning of his career.

Mary Heidel Haight

 Mary Heidel Haight provides expertise in principles and practices of corrections and reentry reform, including program and system mapping assessments, community supervision strategies, facilitated planning processes, capacity building, training and curriculum development, and responding to funding solicitations.Elected as the first statewide leader for the program directors of alternative incarceration programs in Connecticut, Ms. Heidel Haight facilitated a task force to create statewide standards for nonresidential facilities. As director of five alternative incarceration programs in Connecticut, she operationalized three programs from inception, including the first day reporting center in the state. In a consultant capacity throughout her career, Ms. Heidel Haight’s work in community corrections has included program design, grant acquisition, program implementation, policy and procedure development, audit compliance, and continuous quality improvement. She has also served on boards of criminal justice coordinating councils and led committee work within those boards. Responding to an identified need, Ms. Heidel Haight designed, implemented, and operated an innovative, nationally recognized gender-specific alternative-to-incarceration program in Dutchess County, New York. Most recently, she supervised the technical assistance provided to grantees across the country who have received federal funds in the corrections portfolio; she continues to promote and assist in the development and expansion of effective reentry strategies and programs. Ms. Heidel Haight began her career as a community supervision officer in Montana in both the juvenile and adult systems. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the development of the first alternative incarceration program for adults in the region, was appointed by the county commissioners to assist in the creation of model program for juveniles in detention and shared her knowledge of the criminal justice system through instructional coursework at the local college. She was subsequently honored as “Career Woman of the Year” by a local woman’s organization.

Ms. Heidel Haight received a BA in psychology/sociology-anthropology from Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT and an MA in criminal justice from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. She is a certified trainer in NY of the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment, and a facilitator of Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). She has presented at national and state associations and conducted trainings and workshops in local and state level jurisdictions.