Jackson Beck


Jackson Beck works as a senior program associate with Vera’s Redefining Public Safety initiative to help improve emergency responses and promote community-based care for people with unmet mental health and substance use needs. This work includes researching programs that dispatch civilian crisis responders instead of police and partnering with local practitioners and advocates to drive change in their own public safety ecosystems.

Before joining Vera in 2018, Jackson assisted the communications team at Families Against Mandatory Minimums in Washington, DC, with the launch of a fact-checking initiative in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. He also supported advocacy to secure greater resources for people in recovery from substance use disorders with United Strategies in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Jackson holds a BA in political science from Yale University.