The Central Place of Community Corrections in Criminal Justice Reform
September 14, 2017


On September 14, 2017 the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) hosted an event at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City which highlighted papers from the recently-completed Executive Session on Community Corrections, a joint project of the PCJ and the National Institute of Justice.

Experts on community corrections engaged in panel discussions about how a reduction in probation populations can affect better outcomes, the impacts of legal and financial obligations for re-entry, how data can be integrated to ensure better outcomes, and a consensus document that members of this Executive Session created to pave the way forward for community corrections.


  • Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Institute for State and Local Governance at the City University of New York, former NYC Probation Commissioner
  • Glenn Martin, President and Founder, JustLeadershipUSA
  • Anne Milgram, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, New York University Law School
  • Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice, former NYC Probation Commissioner
  • Sandra Susan Smith, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bruce Western, Faculty Chair, Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice

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