Alexander Schneider


Alexander Schneider is a Project Manager for Youth Justice Initiatives at the Justice Lab, which is focused on ending the punitive youth prison model and accelerating investment in those communities that have been hardest hit by youth incarceration. Alexander coordinates Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice, a membership group of leaders who currently or previously ran youth justice systems, as well as working on YJI's site-based advising and our work to create materials and host events that advance our vision. He has been at the Justice Lab since 2018, prior to which he managed an environmentally focused workforce development program at Sustainable South Bronx and The HOPE Program. He previously coordinated an evening adult education program for people with justice involvement at The Fortune Society. Alexander has been volunteering with the People's Education Initiative, a collective of volunteers providing educational classes at the women's detention facility on Rikers Island, since 2011. He also spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English as a second language in Ukraine. Alexander has a Master’s of Nonprofit Management from The New School, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.