Experts

Experts

Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.

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Children, Youth, and Family

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Court Systems

Crime and Victimization

Disability

Immigration

International

Policing

Race and Ethnicity

Sentencing and Corrections

Substance Use and Mental Health

Stacey Strongarone
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Immigration
Anne Marie Mulcahy
Director of the Unaccompanied Children Program, Center on Immigration and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Immigration
David Cloud
Senior Program Associate, Substance Use and Mental Health Program
Substance Use and Mental Health
Nancy Fishman
Project Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Krista Larson
Director, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family
Laura Simich
Research Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Crime and Victimization, Immigration
Christine Herrman
Project Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Sandra Harrell
Project Director, Accessing Safety Initiative, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization, Disability
Ryan Shanahan
Research Director, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family
Chris Weiss
Director, Substance Use and Mental Health Program
Substance Use and Mental Health
Charity Hope
Project Director, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization
Ram Subramanian
Publications Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Jim Parsons
Vice President and Research Director
International, Substance Use and Mental Health
Oren Root
Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
International, Immigration
Carl Matthies
Senior Policy Analyst, Research Department
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Jon Wool
Director, Vera New Orleans Office
Court Systems
Susan Shah
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Crime and Victimization, Immigration, Policing
Fred Patrick
Interim Director, Center on Sentencing | Director, Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project
Sentencing and Corrections
Nancy Smith
Director, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization, Disability
Ona Foster
Project Director, Supervised Visitation Initiative, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization
Karen Goldstein
Vice President and General Counsel
Allon Yaroni
Research Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections | Family Justice Program | Child Welfare, Health, and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Sentencing and Corrections
Christian Henrichson
Unit Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sentencing and Corrections
Vidhya Ananthakrishnan
Project Director, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Court Systems
Chansi Powell
Senior Program Associate, Center on Youth Justice
Children, Youth, and Family