Marc Mauer has directed programs on criminal justice reform for 20 years. He is the author of some of the most widely cited reports in the field of criminal justice, including "Young black men and the criminal justice system" and the "Americans behind bars" series, comparing international rates of incarceration. His 1995 report on racial disparity and the criminal justice system led the New York Times to editorialize that the report "should set off alarm bells from the White House to city halls—and help reverse the notion that we can incarcerate our way out of fundamental social problems." Mr. Mauer has served as a consultant to the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and is a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Race and the Criminal Justice System. His 1999 book, "Race to Incarcerate," has been described by Kirkus Reviews as a "meticulously researched rejoinder to the war on crime." He is also the co-editor, with Meda Chesney-Lind, of "Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment" that examines the impact of incarceration policies on families and communities. Mr. Mauer directed state and nationwide efforts in criminal justice for the American Friends Service Committee from 1975-1986 and served as that organization's National Justice Communications Coordinator. Since 1987, he has served as Assistant Director of the Sentencing Project, a national organization which develops alternative sentencing programs and conducts research on criminal justice issues. In 1991, he received the Helen L. Buttenweiser Award from the Fortune Society in New York, and in 1996, he received the Donald Cressey award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.Mr. Mauer received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.