Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Robina Welcomes New Advisory Members to Parole and Probation Projects

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce new advisory members to our Parole Release and Revocation Project and Probation Revocation Project: J. Patricia Wilson Smoot, Chair, United States Parole Commission and Thomas Williams, Retired, American Probation and Parole Association.  
J. Patricia Wilson Smoot, Chair of the U.S. Parole Commission, joined the Parole Release and Revocation Project in April. Ms. Smoot was designated Chair of the United States Parole Commission in 2015, having served on the Commission since 2010. Before her appointment, she served as Deputy State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland, one of the largest prosecutor’s offices in the State of Maryland. As part of her duties, Ms. Smoot oversaw the Sex Offense and Child Abuse Unit, the Domestic Violence Unit, the Juvenile Division, and the District Court Division, while serving as an advisor to the State’s Attorney. 
 
Thomas H. Williams joined the Probation Revocation Project Advisory Board in April. He is a former Executive Board Member of the American Probation and Parole Association, the past chair of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), a former board member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and former Vice President of the National Association of Probation Executives. Mr. Williams received a B.S. Degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Baltimore and an M.S. Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola College of Baltimore. 
 
The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is thrilled to welcome Ms. Smoot and Mr. Williams to our distinguished advisory groups.