Zach Dal Pra

Zach Dal Pra joined the Crime and Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice in 2011.  His technical assistance work is focused on helping state and local jurisdictions to implement evidence-based practices and develop justice reinvestment strategies.  Mr. Dal Pra recently retired as the deputy chief of administration for the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department.  He served as deputy chief for 13 years and had been with the department since 1981.  As a deputy chief, he has served as community supervision chief, assessment and programs development chief, and administration chief, responsible for the staff development and training office, research and policy development, information technology, and compliance-monitoring division, which includes an indirect services unit and large administrative caseloads of low-risk offenders.  He has written articles on reengineering community corrections and identifying risk instruments for community corrections.  Mr. Dal Pra has also worked as a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections for 10 years.  He has a B.A. in psychology from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and a master’s in education from Northern Arizona University.