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John Vivian

Diversion Program Evaluator

Maricopa County Attorney's Office

John Vivian, Ph.D. is the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Diversion Program Evaluator who has worked for over 35 years in Arizona's criminal justice system. He has taught at the collegiate level for 18 years. For the last 10 years, John has taught graduate level research and criminal justice courses for Grand Canyon University. He has extensive experience evaluating correctional treatment programs and has also been trained in the Arizona Management System which uses the Plan, Do, Check Act model of continuous improvement. John is former President of the Western Society of Criminology, Arizona Administrator’s Association and the Arizona Evaluation Network. He also served two terms on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Commission on Minorities. He has given 14 presentations at professional conferences and has six publications.