SCAN Correctional Arts is a non-profit organization working to foster the development and appreciation of arts programs in correctional arts environments. SCAN is developing channels of communication and exchange among artists working with juvenile and adult offenders, and corrections professionals who administer arts programs in institutions and community-based programs. The Prison Arts Resource Project: An Annotated Bibliography (PARP) is an ongoing project of SCAN where evidence-based studies are summarized and disseminated internationally. Previous publications of SCAN include Arts Programs for Juvenile Offenders in Detention and Corrections: A Guide to Promising Practices (2002), which had a directory of juvenile arts programs in the U.S., and the Directory of Southwest Correctional Arts & Correctional Artists (1994).
SCAN Board of Directors
Dianne Logan, Board President: Dianne Logan has pursued a multi-track career in criminal and juvenile justice, public relations and non-profit administration. In 1992, she retired from the juvenile probation agency in Houston and co-founded the Southwest Correctional Arts Network (now SCAN Correctional Arts). An experienced lecturer and trainer, Logan has provided technical assistance to dozens of non-profit and government agencies across the country.
Grady Hillman, Vice President: Grady Hillman is an international correctional artist and consultant with 38 years of experience in the field. He co-founded the Southwest Correctional Arts Network (SCAN) in 1992. He wrote Arts Programs for Juvenile Offenders in Detention and Corrections: A Guide to Promising Practices for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the OJJDP in 2002. He co-authored the Prison Arts Resource Project: An Annotated Bibliography with Dr. Amanda Gardner and Dr. Lori Hager. From 2014 to 2019, he served as a consultant for the inter-agency correctional arts program directed by the NEA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Amanda Gardner, PhD, Secretary: Amanda Gardner, has facilitated creative-writing workshops for people experiencing homelessness, incarceration and mental illness. She has received several program and research-related grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is co-author, with Grady Hillman and Lori Hager, PhD, of the Prison Arts Resource Project.
Laura Caulfield, PhD, Board Member: Laura Caulfield is a professor and chair of the Institute for Community Research and Development at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Laura is a psychologist and criminologist and her research focuses on the role of the arts in criminal justice. Her work was instrumental in challenging UK government policy on restrictions to arts activities in prisons, has influenced the practice of arts programs working in the criminal justice system, and has developed methodological approaches in seeking to evidence the impact of the arts. Her latest book, Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners, was published in 2018.