Peyton has over 12 years of work experience with the State of Louisiana: first as a child welfare specialist, then as a juvenile probation and parole officer. Prior to joining Right on Crime, he worked in adult probation and parole as a specialist supervising violent offender caseloads. Peyton has spent time as both a volunteer and reserve deputy sheriff, as well as providing as-needed support to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center working as a correctional officer. As a former instructor with Peace Officer Standards and Training certification, he taught at the Probation and Parole Police Academy. Peyton has witnessed firsthand the need for criminal justice reform, the impacts of rehabilitation and re-entry programs, and the inner workings of the Louisiana Probation and Parole system.
Peyton currently serves on Louisiana’s Violent Crime Task Force to study and evaluate recent legislative reforms to the Louisiana criminal justice system. Peyton also serves as Co-Chair of the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Task Force, and he is a member of Gov. Landry’s Crime and Public Safety Transition Council.
Peyton graduated from Louisiana State University at Shreveport with a Master’s in nonprofit administration and from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a BS in criminal justice. Peyton served in the Louisiana National Guard before being honorably discharged. He resides in Louisiana with his wife and six children.
Latest by Scott Peyton
Community Supervision Part 2: Point of Entry
by Scott PeytonFebruary 19, 2024
Unlocking Hidden Talent: A Handbook for Employers
by Scott Peyton, Tonya KerrDecember 18, 2023
An International Prison Tour Cohort of Germany and Norway: Insights and Best Practices for U.S. Criminal Justice Thought Leaders
by Scott PeytonOctober 9, 2023
Community Supervision Part 1: Fees and Fines
by Scott PeytonJanuary 23, 2023
Better Policies Can Bring Down New Orleans Crime Rates
by Scott Peyton, published by The Cannon OnlineJanuary 6, 2023