The Center for Effective Public Policy is pleased to welcome Denise Symdon to its team. Denise brings expertise in community corrections, evidence-based practice, and evidence-based decision making, as well as a former practitioner’s practical perspective on criminal justice issues. Prior to joining the Center, Denise worked for over 30 years in a variety of positions within Wisconsin’s criminal justice system, including: Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections; Assistant Administrator, Division of Adult Institutions and Regional Chief and Assistant Regional Chief, Division of Community Corrections. Ms. Symdon also served as Interstate Compact Specialist for Dane County and acted as liaison to the Dane County Jail, Courts, and Alternatives to Incarceration Program. Ms. Symdon received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major—Social Work and Behavioral Science and Law—from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.