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Harry K. Wexler, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert in correctional substance abuse services and outcomes. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, studies and books – and has been a senior advisor to several federal agencies, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections and National Institute on Drug Abuse. He co-led a workgroup at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment that developed Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #44 -- Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System. As principal investigator on several national research projects, his works have influenced public policy and funding at a national level, beginning with Project REFORM, and the long-term study of exemplary, non-profit operated therapeutic community (TC) programs in state prisons – originally contributing to the base of evidence resulting in the establishment of the federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program for State prisoners.