Jennifer Loeffler-Cobia is a senior researcher for AIR. Loeffler-Cobia brings over 15 years of experience working in criminal justice and community settings and is well versed in evidence-based practices to reduce recidivism. She has expertise building organizational capacity to support evidence-based practice and advancing system change through improving multi-sector collaboration. She has been instrumental in evidence-based justice system reform in numerous states such as Utah, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oregon, and Virginia.
Most recently, Loeffler-Cobia is leading juvenile and adult probation departments in California through system change and justice reform. In addition, she has evaluated evidence-based practice adherence in over 20 prison, jail, and community-based treatment programs, and re-entry programs in Utah. Her evaluation work and technical assistance supported the Utah Justice Reinvestment Initiative with the Utah Governor’s office that has led to legislation change and implementation system reform. She has developed and published multiple organizational assessments, quality improvement and evidence-based practice implementation tools, and resources for use in community-based and justice organizations.