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Ruth Coffman

Deputy Program Director, State Initiatives

Ruth Coffman provides support for state initiatives, focusing on improving community supervision and overall data utilization in state correctional departments. Previously, she worked at the Colorado Department of Corrections, where she oversaw improvements in compassionate release, parole reform, and market-wage work programs. Ruth also was the first executive director of the University of Chicago Health Lab and the first research director for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department of Corrections. She has a BS in International Political Economy from Georgetown University, as well as an MPP and MDiv from the University of Chicago. 

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