Kristi Riley

Kristi Riley is a program associate in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections. Since joining Vera, Kristi has worked in several different capacities to support Vera’s work with local jails, including cost-benefit analysis and technical assistance for the Safety and Justice Challenge; research and data analysis for work in Oklahoma County; and data analysis and writing for publications examining racial and ethnic disparities, and the rapidly increasing population of women incarcerated in county jails; Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform. Prior to joining Vera, Kristi provided intensive case management for high-risk young men in Santa Cruz, California as a staff member of Friends Outside—an organization dedicated to serving currently and formerly incarcerated individuals and their family members. After becoming certified in basic mediation and restorative justice mediation, she helped develop and implement a restorative teen court for the Center for Dialogue and Resolution in Eugene, Oregon. Kristi holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s of Science in Conflict Resolution from the University of Oregon Law School.