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ARTICLE | Collaborative Leadership and Criminal Justice

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In this article by Madeline M. Carter, she argues that leaders cannot lead those who choose not to follow. As such, to be effective, leaders must first appreciate the importance of their role in guiding their teams; second, have the qualities and attitudes essential to work in a group setting; third, exercise the political, interpersonal and process skills that will facilitate a successful outcome to the group’s work; and fourth, make the deliberate choice to take productive advantage of their span of influence.


Madeline M. Carter

By Madeline M. Carter

After a decade of government service, Madeline (Mimi) joined the Center for Effective Public Policy, where she has served as a Principal and Managing Partner for over 23 years. Mimi has managed numerous national, state, and local projects on a variety of topics, including implementing evidence-based practices, advancing effective prisoner reentry strategies, establishing and maintaining multidisciplinary collaborative teams, and working with special populations, including women offenders and sex offenders. In addition, Mimi has over two decades of experience advancing policy and practice around probation and parole violations. She has worked directly with more than 30 agencies and statewide jurisdictions across the country on this topic, designing policy frameworks that guide responses to the behaviour (both prosocial and noncompliant) of justice-involved individuals.

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