Jonathan Varnado

Jonathan Varnado is a Program Associate with Vera New Orleans. His current projects include working with stakeholders in New Orleans to decrease the time from an individual’s arrest to their arraignment, as well as providing assistance with additional initiatives that are aimed at reducing the jailed population in New Orleans. Prior to joining Vera in 2016, Jonathan worked for the Louisiana Department of Corrections as a Probation/Parole Officer, and also as a Juvenile Probation Officer with the Office of Juvenile Justice. He received a BA from Southeastern Louisiana University, and holds a MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.