Available as a monitor in public policy matters, including prison reform. Based on over 20 years federal and state experience in criminal justice, Richard is available as a special master, auditor or monitor in private or court-approved settlements to assist parties and courts in the implementation of agreed or mandated reforms and in resolving compliance issues. Richard brings to these tasks not only extensive correctional and criminal justice experience, but also mediation skills and training in collaborative problem solving and dispute resolution, helpful in avoiding, where possible, referral of compliance issues to the court for adjudication.