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Staff Positions

Senior Staff Associate

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate who will support a variety of tasks related to research and program development, developing working relationships with and convening the nation’s leading probation and parole administrators; developing position statements and papers for the project, holding convenings/ webinars, preparing opinion pieces; and managing all project deliverables. Convenings will include, but not be limited to, community corrections professionals; people who were formerly on probation or parole; policymakers; judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; advocates; philanthropy; professional associations; and the academic community. This position will support the projects by conducting, integrating and coordinating the assignments of the team and specific research tasks. The incumbent will also write research and policy papers, which will examine evidence-based and promising methods for reducing returns to incarceration, reducing the community corrections footprint, and reducing or eliminating fines and fees. This will entail collecting and analyzing data and laws/policies from jurisdictions across the United States, interviewing key stakeholders, reviewing media accounts, drafting and publishing articles on the basis of that research, presenting findings to key stakeholders, and coordinating communications efforts to effectively disseminate the research


Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions at the Columbia Justice Lab

The Columbia Justice Lab within the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy seeks to appoint 1-2 Postdoctoral Research Scholars (PRS). The PRS will be a member of Bruce Western's research team for the New York Rikers Island Longitudinal Study (RILS) and the Pennsylvania Solitary Study (PASS). Click here for details and how to apply!