An Impatient Reformer is Admired and Reviled: Jerome G. Miller

December 1, 2001
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  • Founder and Executive Director, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Alexandria, Va., since 1977.
  • Clinical Director, the Augustus Institute for Forensic Services, Alexandria, Va., since 1984.


  • General Receiver, District of Columbia Child Welfare System, 1995-1997
  • Commissioner of Children and Youth, Pennsylvania, 1975-1977
  • Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 1973-1975
  • Commissioner of Youth, Massachusetts, 1969-1973
  • Associate Professor, Ohio State University, School of Social Work, 1968-1969
  • Psychiatric Social Work Officer, U.S. Air Force, 1957-1968


  • B.A., philosophy, Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1954
  • M.S.W., Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., 1957
  • Ph.D., social work, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1965


  • Last One Over the Wall: The Massachusetts Experiment in Closing Reform Schools (Ohio State University Press, 1991)
  • Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System (Cambridge University Press, 1996)


  • Reading philosophy, playing electronic harpsichord, choral singing

West, Hollie I. "An Impatient Reformer is Admired and Reviled: Jerome G. Miller." Youth Today, February 2001, p. 52.

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