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Jeremy Travis

Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Jeremy is Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation where he heads up the Foundation’s Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI). The CJI is developing and implementing a cross-cutting strategy focused on policing, pretrial justice, community supervision, prisons, and reintegration.

Jeremy joined the Arnold Foundation after serving for 13 years as president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY). Under his leadership, John Jay launched research centers on topics such as violence, prisoner reentry, juvenile justice, policing, race, cybercrime, terrorism, and the role of prosecutors.

Prior to his time at John Jay, Jeremy was a senior fellow with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. There, he launched a national research program focused on prisoner reentry into society and initiated research agendas on crime in a community context, sentencing, and international crime. Before that, Jeremy served as director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). At NIJ, he established major initiatives to assess crime trends; evaluate federal anti-crime efforts; foster community policing and new law enforcement technologies; advance forensic sciences; and bolster research on counter-terrorism strategies. He earned his JD and MPA from New York University and his BA from Yale College.