Byron Kline

Byron is a senior program associate with Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections in the Opening Doors project, a national initiative to expand access to public housing for people reentering their communities with conviction histories. Since joining Vera in 2015, he has also worked on the Safe Alternatives to Segregation initiative to reduce the use of restrictive housing in state correctional agencies, and in the Center on Youth Justice on juvenile justice reform projects with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and the Juvenile Court in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Prior to working at Vera, Byron served as co-director of reentry for New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services. Byron was also the national program director for The Corps Network’s Civic Justice Corps as well as the Corps’ Postsecondary Success Education Initiative. Byron holds a JD from Rutgers School of Law—Newark and a BS in criminal justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology.