BJA Visiting Fellows: Bridging the Criminal Justice Policy Divide
This blog post by Karhlton F. Moore, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) introduces five visiting fellows from nonprofit and academic institutions across the country.
These fellows will work alongside U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) staff to advance policies and programs in policing, corrections, reentry, and behavioral health.
These five criminal justice researchers and practitioners—John Bae from the Vera Institute of Justice, Angel Sanchez from the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Jennifer Bronson of the Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Sean Malinowski of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Danielle S. Rudes of George Mason University's (GMU) Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) —join OJP as Second Chance Fellows, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Visiting Fellows Program.
They will help bolster federal talent with new perspectives that will enable OJP to expand the base of evidence on which sound decisions about justice and safety rest.