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 works to advance understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and build 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
Chair, Violent Crime Working Group, Senior Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice

Amanda Acevedo

Amanda Acevedo
Research and Policy Intern

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Melissa Austin
Consultant, The Volcker Alliance

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Liza Bayless
Policy Specialist

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Hannah Bolotin
Policy and External Affairs Specialist

John Buntin
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John Buntin
Project Director, Crime Trends Working Group

Zelle Calina
Operations Specialist

Liliana Coronado
Consultant, Brimley Group

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Khalil A. Cumberbatch
Director, Strategic Partnerships

Cameryn Farrow
Policy Specialist

Thaddeus Johnson
Senior Fellow

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Mark Levin
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Stephanie Kennedy
Policy Director

Marc Levin
Chief Policy Counsel

Ernesto Lopez
Research Specialist

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John Maki
Director, Task Force on Long Sentences

Glenn Martin
Senior Advisor, Director, Corporate Membership

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Policy and Research Fellow

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Olivia McLarnan
Policy Specialist

Andrew Page
Vice President, Membership and External Relations

Stacie Rivera
Programs and Operations Specialist

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Jim Seward
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Aaron Rosenthal
Senior Research Specialist

Jim Seward
Director, Veterans Justice Commission

Abby Walsh
Vice President, Strategy and Operations

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Jenifer Warren
Senior Editor and Director, Media Relations

Rachel Yen
Digital Communications Specialist

Partners & Advisors

Our Supporters

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