Matt Wade joins NCJA as a Project Manager, with a specific focus in performance management, training and strategic planning. Matt works to assist state administering agencies, local criminal justice advisory boards and councils in the development of comprehensive strategic plans and the implementation of evidence-based programs and practices.
Matt brings nearly 20 years’ experience working with government entities from a variety of US states and jurisdictions, spending the majority of his career working in government in the Commonwealth of Virginia with both the Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Department of Veterans Services (VDVS). In those roles Matt held many titles, most notably the Manager of the Office of Program Accountability at VDSS and Regional Director of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program at DVS. Additionally, he has worked with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency where he served as client relations manager for SafeMeasures, a web-based performance management tool, overseeing contract administration and client relations for more than 60 jurisdictions serving both child welfare and juvenile justice populations.
Matt is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned both a Bachelor of the Arts degree in political science, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.