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.
Caitlin Gokey joined Vera in 2011 to work in the International Program. In 2014, Caitlin joined Vera's Center on Immigration and Justice. Since joining Vera, she has worked extensively on a variety of international and domestic projects, including the United Nations Rule of Law Indicators Project, a joint initiative of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that entails the development of rule of law indicators for use in post-conflict settings. In this role, she primarily focused on expert interviews, data analysis, and reporting. Caitlin also serves as the North America Regional Manager for the Altus Police Station Visitors Week, funded by the UK Department for International Development, and she provides training to Chinese researchers participating in Vera’s Fellowship in Justice Research and Innovation. Since joining the Center on Immigration and Justice, Caitlin has been working on both the Legal Orientation Program and the National Qualified Representative Program.
Prior to joining Vera, Caitlin led program design and recruitment for the U.S. Peace Corps in New York, after having served as a volunteer in Namibia for three years. During her time in Namibia, she spearheaded a number of gender and development projects, collaborating with the Ministry of Education, USAID, and EngenderHealth to design HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns targeting men, boys, and orphans and vulnerable children. Caitlin received her BA in English from the University of Colorado and her MPA in international policy and nonprofit management from NYU. While at NYU, she participated in a year-long implementation study with the Asia Foundation, researching and critically assessing the sub-national decentralization process in Cambodia.
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