ABOUT US

Client: Council on Criminal Justice
Date: October 17, 2019
Photographer: Mark Finkenstaedt
Location: Mandarin Oriental,  Washington, DC
Caption: Council on Criminal Justice - Inaugural Leadership Summit

Who We Are

The Council on Criminal Justice advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. Independent and nonpartisan, the Council is an invitational membership organization and think tank, serving as a center of gravity and incubator of policy and leadership for the criminal justice field.

The Council is a catalyst for progress based on facts, evidence and fundamental principles of justice. Above all, the Council is founded on the belief that a fair and effective criminal justice system is essential to democracy and a core measure of our nation's well-being.

Challenge

Our nation's criminal justice system is not producing enough safety or justice. Although crime and incarceration rates have receded from historic highs, racial and economic disparities persist, and too many communities struggle with violence and substance abuse.

Opportunity

Over the past decade, compelling improvements have been adopted across the country, borne of strong backing across the ideological spectrum. Our nation needs nonpartisan institutions that encourage people to focus on facts and agree on central issues. The Council is designed to provide sound data and research from trustworthy sources.

Mission

The Council advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. We believe a fair and effective criminal justice system is essential to democracy and a core measure of our nation's well-being.

Meet the Team

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Adam Gelb
President and CEO

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Thomas Abt
Senior Fellow; Chair, Violent Crime Working Group

Amanda Acevedo

Amanda Acevedo
Program Assistant

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Stephanie Akhter
Director, Women's Justice Commission

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Annabel Barreiro
Finance Consultant, Arabella Advisors

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Liza Bayless
Policy Specialist

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Hannah Bolotin
Policy and External Affairs Specialist

John Buntin

John Buntin
Project Director, Crime Trends Working Group

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Zelle Calina
Operations Manager

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Liliana Coronado
Consultant, Brimley Group

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Khalil A. Cumberbatch
Senior Fellow

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Brian Edsall
Senior Communications Specialist

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Cameryn Farrow
Policy Specialist

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Thaddeus Johnson
Senior Fellow

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Stephanie Kennedy
Policy Director

Mark Levin

Marc Levin
Chief Policy Counsel

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Ernesto Lopez
Research Specialist

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Lucy Loveless
Development Manager

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John Maki
Director, Task Force on Long Sentences

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Olivia McLarnan
Policy Specialist

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Andrew Page
Vice President, Membership and External Relations

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Stacie Rivera
Programs and Operations Specialist

Jesse Rothman

Jesse Rothman
Senior Fellow

Kathy Sanchez

Kathy Sanchez
Research Specialist

Jim Seward

Jim Seward
Director, Veterans Justice Commission

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Abby Walsh
Vice President, Strategy and Operations

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Jenifer Warren
Senior Editor and Director, Media Relations

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Rachel Yen
Digital Communications and External Relations Specialist

Partners & Advisors

The Council is grateful for current and previous partnerships with the following organizations.

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Our Supporters

The Council is grateful for generous support from its current and previous funders, including the following organizations.