Erica Bond is the Chief Policy Strategist for the Data Collaborative for Justice. Ms. Bond has experience in the government, non-profit, public policy, and legal sectors. Most recently, Ms. Bond served as Special Advisor for Criminal Justice to the First Deputy Mayor of New York City. Ms. Bond’s city service included collaborating with partners across government to advance significant criminal justice initiatives, including the plan for closure of Riker’s Island and New York’s landmark effort to raise the age of criminal responsibility. Prior to joining government, Ms. Bond was a Director of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, where she worked to develop new research, policy reforms and evidenced-based innovations with the goal of transforming criminal justice systems nationwide. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Ms. Bond spent five years as a Litigation Associate at Kaye Scholer (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP), an international law firm where she represented clients on a variety of matters, including government investigations, regulatory compliance issues and commercial disputes. Ms. Bond holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.