Allison Upton, PsyD

Allison Upton provides technical assistance to grantees and supports policy development and projects specializing in the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health issues. Prior to joining the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Dr. Upton worked at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) as the Director of Court Programs, where she oversaw the court and community operations of several alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) and detention (ATD) programs serving adults with behavioral health needs in New York County. While at CASES, she developed a gender-specific track of ATI services for women involved with the justice system and provided training on evidence-based practices in screening/assessment in justice settings, gender-responsive recidivism risk assessment, trauma-informed case management practices, and cognitive-behavioral group interventions aimed at minimizing risk of recidivism. Dr. Upton previously worked as a staff psychologist in inpatient services at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center and as the director of an outpatient program at the Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center. She received her BA in psychology from the University of Miami and her MS and PsyD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University.