The Columbia Justice Lab is pleased to welcome Jeremy Travis as a new Senior Fellow, beginning in July 2023. Currently the Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, Travis will step down next year and take up a new role at the Justice Lab.
In a long career as a pioneer for criminal justice reform, Jeremy made pathbreaking contributions to prisoner reentry policy and strategies for reducing incarceration. Most recently at Arnold Ventures, he worked to develop an array of research initiatives to shrink the footprint of the criminal justice system and strengthen community-based strategies for safety. Before moving to Arnold Ventures, Jeremy was President of John Jay College at the City University of New York, and the Director of the National Institute of Justice under Attorney General Janet Reno in the Clinton Administration.
At the Justice Lab, Jeremy will be devoting time to writing and research. With Justice Lab director, Bruce Western, he will be writing a book drawing on their collaboration with the Lab's Square One Project. He will also be advising a research team to develop a health and justice data hub that will track the impact of incarceration on New York City neighborhoods.