René Ropac

Senior Research Associate

René is a Senior Research Associate at the Data Collaborative for Justice where he is working on research projects pertaining to New York’s bail reform, case processing, delays in New York courts, and recent changes in NYC’s jail population. Before joining DCJ, René was a Senior Research Associate at the New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) where he conducted research on several topics, including the effectiveness of court-date reminders, juvenile justice issues, and the consequences of pretrial detention. Prior to that, he held the position of Research Associate at The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), a non-profit that provides therapeutic and educational services to abused and neglected children and their families. René has a B.A. in Sociology from University of Vienna, Austria, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University, Philadelphia.

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