Clarissa Dias is the Senior Research Analyst at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS), a state agency responsible for supervising individuals under felony probation and parole. In this role, she is responsible for analyzing data and looking for effective and efficient ways to improve the lives of citizens returning to their communities. Prior to joining DCS, Clarissa worked as a project analyst and provided support to criminal justice systems as well as evidence-based solutions to improving community safety and wellness. Prior to her work and education in the U.S., Clarissa served the District Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Office and as a judge’s assistant in the Pernambuco Criminal Court in Recife, Brazil.
Clarissa holds an MA in criminal justice and a PhD in political science, both from Georgia State University. She also earned a JD from the Universidade Católica de Pernambuco and has been a member of the Brazilian Bar since 2003.