Shiqueen Brown

Shiqueen’s work at the Vera Institute includes working on the Restoring Promise Initiative to transform conditions of confinement for sentenced young adults ages 18-25. The new approach draws on lessons from youth development and juvenile correctional best practices, international examples, and incorporating the voices of incarcerated young adults and facility staff. At Vera, Shiqueen is providing technical assistance to the Department of Corrections in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and South Carolina.

Prior to working at Vera, Shiqueen worked at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office crafting reentry strategies. Her focus included pre-sentencing initiatives, the Manhattan Re-entry Task Force, and cultivating relationships with reentry community based organizations. Shiqueen's professional career has been shaped through her work in local and Federal government working on a variety of policy issues. She also developed and managed the curriculum for the Police Athletic League’s Summer Youth Employment program. Shiqueen has done work with justice involved youth in New York City through direct service and policy development.

Shiqueen is a licensed social worker with a Masters in Science from Columbia University.