Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform Consultant and President of JustSolve, Inc.
Scott MacDonald is a retired Chief Probation Officer from Santa Cruz County, California and has over 35 years of experience in adult and juvenile probation. He presently consults in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice reform. He works closely with The Annie E. Casey Foundation in the implementation of the Probation Transformation, Deep End and Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Scott also worked with California Forward to develop and implement the Justice System Change Initiative (J-SCI) which focuses on criminal justice reform. Through that process he co-authored five jail utilization reports in California Counties.
Scott holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz. He has lectured nationally in the areas of restorative justice, and juvenile and criminal justice reform. Scott lectured at the University of California Santa Cruz, San Jose State University and has contributed to publications on probation practices and reform.