Scott Catey (Ph.D., J.D.) is an associate director with the National PREA Resource Center (PRC), based in the Washington, D.C. office.
Scott’s responsibilities at PRC includes project-wide data and analytics, and oversight of the Audit Quality and Integrity program. Immediately prior to joining the PRC, he served as the PREA coordinator for the Montana Department of Corrections.
In addition to public and third sector work in progressive criminal justice reform, Scott has more than 15 years of experience in international and comparative research on law, policy, and health, with particular emphasis on racial and ethnic disparities and access to care. He is an ethnographer and scientist by training and has conducted extensive qualitative, quantitative, and longitudinal research in North America and Europe, including an analysis of the work of the National Assembly for Wales; and an examination of the cultural heritage impacts of gold mining in Native American tribal lands.
In addition, Scott has conducted long-term research and evaluation projects on the development of specialty courts and their impact on minority communities and individuals in the southeast United States; the intersections of public health and criminal justice in the US and United Kingdom; assistive social policy and service delivery by local government agencies in Europe; issues of sovereignty and autonomy among US and Canadian Native tribal polities and communities; and constitutional transformation and sovereignty in the UK.
Scott earned his degrees with honors at the University of Florida, focused on constitutional and administrative law, comparative law, and anti-discrimination. He has held faculty appointments at a number of U.S. universities and colleges, and has lectured at several European universities. Scott held a Soros Foundation/Open Society Fellowship in Romania, where he taught, conducted research on rural education programs, and assisted municipal and county authorities with the development of post-socialist property law.