The Data Collaborative for Justice has a National Research Advisory Board composed of criminal justice researchers, practitioners and advocates. DCJ’s Board provides advice and feedback on DCJ’s organizational research and strategy and helps DCJ stay on the cutting edge of criminal justice data and research.

Virginia Bersch

Director of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures

Virginia Bersch is Director of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures and manages the nationwide rollout Foundation’s pretrial risk assessment, the PSA, as well as other tools and reforms developed by the Criminal Justice team.

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Mark Bolton

Former Director, Louisville Metro Corrections

Mark Bolton is the former Louisville Metro Corrections Director and has been employed in the Corrections field for 39 years.

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Gerald Chaleff

Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing (SACP) to the Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Deparment

Gerald Chaleff was formerly the Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing (SACP) to the Chief of Police at the Los Angeles Police Department

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Chris Fisher

Chief Strategy Officer, Seattle Police Department

Christopher Fisher is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Seattle Police Department.

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Thomas Harvey

Justice Project Director, Advancement Project

Before joining Advancement Project as Justice Project Director, Thomas B. Harvey served as the National Director of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy for The Bail Project and as ArchCity Defenders’ first executive director, which he co-founded in 2009.

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David Harris

Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh

David Harris is the John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law teaches at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. 

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Michael N. Herring

Former Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Richmond, VA

Michael N. Herring is the former Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond.

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Cynthia Lum

Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University

Cynthia Lum is a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy a George Mason University.

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James Lynch

Professor & Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland

James P. Lynch is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and director of the Maryland Data Analysis Center (MDAC).

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Ana Muniz

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine

Ana Muñiz is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine. 

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Shakira J. Pumphrey

Policy Advisor, Texas House of Representatives and Speaker Dennis Bonnen

Shakira J. Pumphrey is the Policy Advisor to the Texas House of Representatives and Speaker Dade Phelan.

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Jenny Roberts

Co-Director & Professor of Law, University Washington

Jenny Roberts is a professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she also co-directs the Criminal Justice Clinic.

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Sandra Smith

Professor, Harvard University

Sandra Susan Smith is the Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice at Harvard University.

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Edward Spillane

Presiding Municipal Court Judge, College Station, Texas.

Judge Edward Spillane is currently the Presiding Municipal Court Judge of College Station, Texas.

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