The Vera Institute of Justice (www.vera.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve people and government by improving the systems and services people rely on for justice and safety. Vera works in close partnership with government and other stakeholders to build solutions to issues that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations both in the US and abroad. Its Department of Planning incubates new ideas for solving problems and launches demonstration projects that are tested in the field over a period of time. The department researches and develops new programming and methods of inquiry in areas that fall between or at the intersection of Vera’s existing centers and programs. The Planning Associate will work closely with the Planning Director and a team of Planning Associates and Analysts to support the creation, implementation, and study of innovative, affordable demonstration projects as direct-service solutions to address gaps in how justice is delivered.