Jullian Harris-Calvin

Jullian Harris-Calvin is director of the Greater Justice New York (GJNY) program, focusing on criminal justice reform across the Empire State. GJNY uses research, policy, and advocacy to expose injustice—in bail, sentencing, parole, fines and fees, and more—and to drive change by piloting innovative solutions, analyzing data, publishing evidence, partnering with movement leaders, and providing technical assistance.

Prior to joining Vera, Jullian served as senior legal counsel at The Justice Collaborative, a nonprofit that supplies legal, policy, communications, and networking support to criminal justice reform leaders and organizations. She began her career as director of administration for a Los Angeles councilman before becoming a public defender at the Federal Defenders of New York and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

She graduated from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, with critical race studies and public interest law and policy specializations.