Jaeok Kim

Jaeok is a senior research associate in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections at Vera Institute of Justice. She leads the Greater Justice New York research that sets the policy agenda and explores opportunities to reduce incarcerations in New York. She is currently working on developing population projection models to estimate the effect of various reform options to downsize jail and prison populations in New York.

Prior to 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 has an emphasis on understanding jail populations in the New York City Department of Correction (NYC DOC), with a particular focus on their readmission patterns. Jaeok earned her PhD in Criminal Justice from University at Albany, SUNY. During her graduate studies, she spent two years embedded in the Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP) at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Her research has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Public Administration Review.