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.
Ruth currently provides technical assistance to Arkansas and South Carolina through Phase II of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative. In 2011, she and Chris Henrichson co-authored Vera’s Price of Prisons: What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers. Before joining Vera, Ruth worked with organizations devoted to poverty reduction in the United States and to securing rule of law in post-conflict countries. She also held positions in the JEHT Foundation’s criminal and juvenile justice grant programs. Ruth holds a MA in women’s studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a BA in English from Manhattanville College. She joined Vera in June 2011 as a Program Analyst.
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