Jaeok Kim


Jaeok Kim works as associate director for research with Vera’s Greater Justice New York team to support criminal legal policy reforms. Her research explores opportunities to reduce jail and prison incarcerations in New York. She leads a project evaluating New York State bail reform. She is also developing a policy-modeling tool that shows the estimated impacts of various sentencing and parole reform options on state incarceration.

Before joining Vera, Jaeok worked as a postdoctoral fellow for the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her work during the fellowship focused on understanding jail populations in the New York City Department of Correction, with a particular focus on their readmission patterns.

Jaeok holds a PhD in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany. Her research has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Public Administration Review.