Tara Dhanraj Roden

Tara is a program associate in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections. She works primarily on Vera’s jail reduction efforts through providing technical assistance to local decision-makers. Prior to joining Vera, she worked at the Council of State Governments Justice Center and National League of Cities providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions aiming to reduce their incarcerated populations by bolstering and supporting policies and programs along the justice spectrum from pre-arrest to reentry back into the community. She also worked for the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention for the state of Maryland where she managed all federal and state criminal justice grant programs administered to the city of Baltimore. She holds a BS from Towson University in Sociology.