Dr. Shannon Sliva, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, researches the impacts of criminal justice policy.

Partnered with Colorado practitioners, policymakers, and advocates, she is currently documenting the impacts of leading-edge restorative justice laws and developing recommendations for policy transfer.

When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilderness with her husband, practicing ashtanga yoga, or petting a cat (any cat). Her love language is handmade pasta.