Janelle C. Prueter M.S., CRADC, is a Research Scholar in the Litmus program at New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management. Her work focuses on supporting public-safety organizations, agencies, and non-profits to safely reduce prison populations, improve reentry and services to individuals in the justice system with substance use and behavioral health disorders through technical assistance, evaluation, and research. She currently works with several sites in NYU’s COSSAP Collaborative to develop and test innovative strategies to counter the opioid and stimulant crises, including a site that is testing the use of virtual reality as an adjunct to substance use treatment services. She co-directed the Graduated Reintegration pilot, a proof-of-concept reentry program implemented in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections and is an advisor to the SCF Resource Center.
Prior to joining NYU, Ms. Prueter was Vice-President of Operations at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) in Illinois, a non-profit specializing in case-management services for people in the criminal justice and child welfare systems with substance use and mental health disorders. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Beloit College and an M.S. in Public Services Management from DePaul University. Ms. Prueter is a certified substance use professional and recognized as a drug demand reduction professional by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP). She is also a certified global master trainer on Alternatives to Incarceration for people with substance use and behavioral health disorders.