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Robert (Bob) May

Department: Project Management Services
Title: Program Director
Phone: 703-726-3508

Robert May is Program Director at the IJIS Institute. He has more than 44 years of experience in law enforcement and criminal justice. He currently directs the BJA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, RxCheck, providing program management, technical assistance and oversight of the operation and maintenance of the RxCheck Hub. Mr. May also manages the BJS National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) project under a contract with RTI assisting industry and law enforcement agencies in their transition to National Incident Based Reporting (NIBRS). He also leads three Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program subcontracts from the CSG Justice Center.

Previously, he worked for the Criminal Justice Institute and Associate Director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators leading consulting efforts for state and local correctional healthcare services, jail and prison substance use program design and implementation, reentry and corrections staffing studies. Prior to joining CJI/ASCA, Mr. May was a Principal at JBS International where he was Director of Criminal Justice Projects directing the BJA Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for State Prisoners (RSAT) and the Criminal Justice Treatment Networks projects for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). He also served as Executive Director of National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC)where he partnered with American University to provide the first Drug Court Resource Center and the first National Drug Court Symposium. He spent 12 years in state and county law enforcement serving as police lieutenant and chief criminal investigator. In 1984, He was appointed to the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA where he graduated in the 138thSession with a 4.0 GPA. In 1986 he was awarded the Outstanding Service in Public Safety Award from Maryland Governor Harry Hughes.

During his 44 year career, Mr. May has worked in law enforcement, criminal justice and information technology with extensive experience providing consulting services to federal, state, and local agencies in 49 states. He has a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1976. He received 11 Graduate credits and 3 undergraduate credits in Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy –138th Session, Quantico, VA, 1984. He is also a 1977 graduate of the Prince Georges County, Maryland -Police Academy. He has also led IJIS projects in justice and health, corrections reentry and PREA. He currently supports several IJIS advisory committees and working groups including: the CJIS Advisory Committee, Background Check Working Group and the Law Enforcement Imaging Technology Task Force (LEITTF). Important deliverables from these committees include the Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Use Case Catalog produced by the LEITTF, the Criminal Justice Background Check Playbook: An Industry Best Practices Playbook and the State Background Check Info Guide online resource produced by the Background Check Working group. He has led the planning and conducted four Corrections Leadership Technology Forums since joining IJIS in 2012.

Sample of publications include: At the Intersection of Health and Justice-Perspectives in Health Information Management, AHIMA Foundation, May, R.L. Contributing Author (2013); Mental Health Collaboration Framework, Council of State Governments, National Institute of Corrections, Contributing Member (2011); Correctional Response to Pandemic Flu–BJA, ASCA, May, R.L. (2010); Correctional Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Gangs and Violent Crime–BJA, ASCA, May, R.L. (2010); and Best Practices in Prison Staffing Analysis, National Institute of Corrections, Co-author (2008). He holds Security Clearances for work performed for of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2008), Federal Bureau of Prisons (2014), and US Department of Justice (2018).