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

Margaret diZerega
Director, Family Justice Program
Ona Foster
Project Director, Supervised Visitation Initiative, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization
Karen Goldstein
Vice President and General Counsel
Sandra Harrell
Project Director, Accessing Safety Initiative, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization, Disability
Christian Henrichson
Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Cost-Benefit Analysis, Sentencing and Corrections
Charity Hope
Project Director, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization
Krista Larson
Director, Adolescent Portable Therapy
Children, Youth, and Family
Carl Matthies
Senior Policy Analyst, Research Department
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Peggy McGarry
Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Anne Marie Mulcahy
Director of the Unaccompanied Children Program, Center on Immigration and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Immigration
Jim Parsons
Vice President and Research Director
International, Substance Use and Mental Health
Fred Patrick
Director, Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Olga Perez
Interim Director, The Guardianship Project
Court Systems
Oren Root
Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
International, Immigration
Susan Shah
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Crime and Victimization, Immigration, Policing
Ryan Shanahan
Senior Program Associate, Family Justice Program
Children, Youth, and Family
Laura Simich
Research Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Crime and Victimization, Immigration
Nancy Smith
Director, Center on Victimization and Safety
Crime and Victimization, Disability
Stacey Strongarone
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice
Immigration
Whitney Tymas
Director, Prosecution and Racial Justice
Race and Ethnicity
Jon Wool
Director, Vera New Orleans Office
Court Systems
Allon Yaroni
Research Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections | Family Justice Program | Child Welfare, Health, and Justice
Children, Youth, and Family, Sentencing and Corrections
Christine Herrman
Project Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections
Nancy Fishman
Project Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Sentencing and Corrections