Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones was a program manager with the Greater Justice New York project, where she worked to end mass incarceration in New York State. Lauren’s work spanned all areas of criminal legal reform, including bail, parole, budget justice, and alternatives to incarceration. Before joining Vera, Lauren was the civil rights national counsel at the Anti-Defamation League. There, she led its advocacy on a wide range of civil rights issues, including ending mass incarceration and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. Lauren began her legal career as a family defense lawyer at the Center for Family Representation. Lauren is a graduate of NYU and NYU School of Law. There, she focused her clinical work on ending the collateral consequences of criminal convictions and worked on a death penalty case with the Equal Justice Initiative. Before law school, Lauren worked at the Brennan Center for Justice.