Appointed: October 15, 1984
Mr. Beaudin was born September 28, 1939, to Frank and Lillian Beaudin in
Farmington, Connecticut. The oldest of five children, he attended public schools until his
graduation from Farmington High School in 1957.
In 1957 Mr. Beaudin entered the Passionist Seminary in Dunkirk, New York where
he received his Associate of Arts degree in 1959. Later he transferred to Fairfield University
in Fairfield, Connecticut where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
In the fall of 1961 he was admitted to Georgetown Law School with an academic
scholarship and graduated in 1964 with a L.L.D. degree. During his senior year in law
school, he was employed at the D.C. Bail Project–the forerunner of today’s D.C. Pretrial
After graduation, Mr. Beaudin entered into employment with the Legal Aid Agency
(the Public Defender’s Office) where he served as an Investigator, Staff Attorney, Deputy
Director and Director until 1968 when he assumed his present position as Director of the
District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency.
During his 16 years with the Pretrial Services Agency, Mr. Beaudin has earned a
national reputation for his work on bail issues. He has served as a consultant to many
jurisdictions, legislatures, and to the Congress. As sounder and President of the National
Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, he has spearheaded national efforts at bail
reform. Under his direction the Agency has grown from 13 to 60 positions and has been
awarded the Department of Justice’s coveted Exemplary Program designation.
During his career, he has received many awards. In July of 1984, he received the
Joseph Olgiati Award given by the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies in
New Orleans for his outstanding contributions to the field of pretrial services. In 1977 he also
received the American Society for Public Administration’s award for outstanding national
contribution to the advancement and professional development of criminal justice
administration. In addition, he has published many articles of significance in the pretrial area
including “Performance Standards and Goals for Pretrial Release and Diversion,” 2
volumes, Washington, D.C. 1978; “How to do it”–Implementation of the American Bar
Association Standards relating to Pretrial Release, one in a series of 8 pamphlets published
in 1976; and, “Proposal For the Reform of Pretrial Release and Detention Practices in the
United States,” co-authored with Donald Pryor and Alan Henry and published in Annual
Journal, Vol, IV, Pretrial Services Resource Center, Wash., D.C. 1981.
Mr. Beaudin has served on many boards and commissions. He presently serves as
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pretrial Services Resource Center; as Cochairman
of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies;
and as a member of the Mayor’s Crime Commission; the Mayor’s Transition Task Force,
and the Board of the Office of Criminal Justice Plans and Analysis.
Mr. Beaudin and his wife Marlene R.B. Beaudin, Associate Executive Officer of the
National Academy of Engineering, live in the District and await the arrival of twins expected
early in January. Mr. Beaudin has two children by a prior marriage; Kelly Anne Beaudin who
lives in Los Angeles, California and is a Senior at Chadwick School and Christopher Francis
Beaudin who is a Junior at Villanova University.