Appointed as Community Programs Researcher, Center for Court Innovation


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Geography, City University of New York, The Graduate Center

Position Description

The Center for Court Innovation (The Center) works to achieve justice and equity; create safe, healthy, and thriving communities; and ultimately transform justice systems. The Community Development and Crime Prevention department (CDCP) at The Center leads a range of neighborhood-based public safety initiatives in New York City. In a time of growing calls to invest in non-policing approaches to community safety, the Community Programs Researcher will work with CCI’s Community Development and Crime Prevention (CDCP) department. This department works directly with various New York City Communities to activate human-centered networks to solve neighborhood-based problems, improve the lived environment in communities that have been divested from, offer significant opportunities for economic mobility for residents, and provide opportunities for healing and restoration from trauma. The Center’s ultimate goals are to create thriving neighborhoods by establishing pathways out of poverty, establish safe and vibrant public spaces, solve neighborhood-level issues through deep engagement with resident stakeholders, and heal trauma.