President & CEO
Chief operating, fiscal, and executive officer of Justice Assistance. Reports to the Board of Directors. The founder of Justice Assistance, Mr. Houston has over 40 years experience in criminal justice. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and completed post-graduate work at Rhode Island College and Salve Regina University. He has received specialized training from the American Correctional Association, National Victim Center, U.S. Department of Justice, and Harvard University.
Deputy Director – General Administration
Principal contract manager; personnel management and management information systems; accounts payable and disbursements; office management and special events coordinator. Oversees the recruitment and training of staff, volunteers and student interns. Reports to the President & CEO. Mrs. Brown has over 30 years experience with Justice Assistance. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from Rhode Island College and she is a graduate of the former Katharine Gibbs School.
Director of Development/Grant Writer
Responsible for corporate, foundation and government proposals and solicitations. Reports to the President & CEO. Mr. Horan has been with Justice Assistance since 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he studied psychology, and he is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate Degree at Roger Williams University - School of Law.
Responsible for program service delivery in the 6th Division and 4th Division District Courts. Services include, but are not limited to victim and offender notification; monitoring restitution and all client court-ordered sanctions, court escort, referral and technical assistance. Ms. Valois joined Justice Assistance in January 2020. She earned her Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Community College of Rhode Island and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Rhode Island College.
Responsible for program service delivery in the Third Division and Second Division District Courts. Services include, but are not limited to victim and offender notification; monitoring restitution and all client court-ordered sanctions, court escort, referral and technical assistance. Mr. Whitt joined Justice Assistance in 2019. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Mitchel College in New London, Connecticut, and he is pursuing his Master's of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Responsible for coordinating data of victim/client information from the court. Duties include general and administrative support for the staff. Provide translation services for Spanish speaking clients. Ms. Decamps joined Justice Assistance in 2021. She is currently studying toward her Associate Degree at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Past Recipients (.PDF)