Ashley Tunstall

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Ashley M. Tunstall, MPA, MA, LPC, has served as the Director of Behavioral Health & Medical Services for the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections since 2009, where she oversees assessment and treatment services for mental health, substance use, sex offense specific and medical services. Ashley has 24 years of experience working in the criminal justice system. She has served in multiple roles working with both offenders and victims. She began her career providing emergency counseling and court accompaniment to rape victims while also conducting research on a domestic violence offender treatment program. Ashley has also worked in an emergency shelter for adolescent adjudicated males, as a county department of human services caseworker on the adolescent ongoing unit and as the Program Director of a large metropolitan area Juvenile Assessment Center serving hundreds of youth per month. She has recently conducted research related to the revision of the treatment standards of the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB), and is leading the development of trauma-informed environments in the Division of Youth Corrections. She has been published in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychology and Social Policy & Administration, and has contributed invited entries to the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice, and the Encyclopedia of Corrections.

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