Dallas Augustine, PhD
Dallas Augustine is a trained criminologist and sociolegal scholar who uses mixed methods approaches to examine punishment and inequality, with a focus on prisons, community supervision, and prisoner reentry. Dr. Augustine joined BHHI as a postdoctoral scholar in 2021 to research the intersection of criminal legal involvement, homelessness, and substance use. Beyond research, Dallas works in harm reduction to provide direct services to people who use drugs, experience homelessness, or are otherwise impacted by the criminal legal system; prior to joining BHHI, she played an integral role with the Orange County Needle Exchange Program – the first syringe exchange in Orange County, CA. She received her PhD in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine, where she also received her MA, and earned her BA at New York University. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and she received the 2018 Emerging Scholars award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy by the UC Center at Sacramento.