Faye S. Taxman

Faye S. Taxman
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University Professor, Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence!

Contact Information

Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 524
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1


Faye S. Taxman is University Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government. A health services criminologist, she is an expert in implementation and intervention sciences where she has conducted various experiments to determine which processes will improve access to treatment and retention, and to formulate and assess new models of probation that is consistent with current evidence-based practices.

Taxman is the founding director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!), which conducts collaborative and creative research to bring evidence-based practices and treatment to practitioners and policymakers in the criminal justice and health fields. 

She has been recognized for her development of system-of-care models pairing the criminal justice and health care systems together, while also re-engineering probation and parole supervision services. Taxman maintains working relationships with numerous law enforcement agencies around the country, such as the Virginia Department of Corrections, North Carolina Department of Corrections, Delaware Department of Corrections, the Alameda County Probation Department in California, and the Hidalgo County Community Corrections Department in Texas.

Taxman has more than 220 published articles, and currently serves as Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s (NIDA’s) Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) – part of NIDA’s $141-million-dollar investment in justice-health research. She is also the author of numerous books, such as Implementing Evidence-Based Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment (with Steven Belenko, Springer, 2012) and Handbook on Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward: Building on the Record (with Pamela Lattimore and Beth Huebner, Routledge Press, 2020).

Taxman has been recognized twice as a Distinguished Scholar by the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections, and has also been awarded the Rita Warren and Ted Palmer Differential Intervention Treatment Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Joan McCord Award from the Division of Experimental Criminology. In 2018, she was made a fellow of the American Society of Criminology. In 2019, she received the lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections.

Taxman codirects the Global Community Corrections Initiative with James Byrne (University of Massachusetts, Lowell).

She has a PhD from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.

Areas of Research

  • Comparative Studies
  • Corrections and Probation/Parole Implementation Science
  • Criminal Justice Organizations
  • Economics, Development and Public Finance
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Fairness Issues in Risk Assessment
  • Health and Justice Policies
  • Implementation-Effectiveness Studies
  • Intervention Science
  • Motivational Interviewing in Justice Settings
  • Methods and Data Science
  • Social Policy
  • U.S. Politics and Legal Studies