The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) is a dynamic center that aims to bridge disciplines and bring researchers, practitioners, and policymakers together to grapple with issues that affect criminal justice and health systems. As part of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, ACE!’s mission is three-pronged: 1) conduct high-quality research; 2) form lasting partnerships with the community; and
3) develop the next generation of researchers.
We work with federal, state, local, and community-based partners to further the conversation on the state of corrections. Over 200 jurisdictions have used or are currently using our translational tools (SUSTAIN, RNR Simulation Tool). Our research informs evidence-based practices for incarcerated, community corrections, and community-based programs and provides programs with a method to self-evaluate their adherence to evidence-based practices. Our team publishes in academic and practitioner journals, presents at professional conferences nationwide and internationally, and delivers webinars on a variety of topics.