Vincent Lau


Vincent Lau joined the Lab in 2020 as a Senior Manager on the Youth Justice Initiatives team focusing on place-based advising in Milwaukee, WI and Brooklyn, NY, supportive research pushing system stakeholders towards closing youth prisons and divestment, and working in partnership with grassroots groups to design pathways to healing and well-being. Previously, Vincent worked at the Vera Institute and most recently, as a researcher at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Division of Youth and Family Justice where he identified areas of reform in policy and practice for youth detention, Close to Home placement, and contracted community-based alternatives. He also co-led a division-wide equity workgroup to identify racial/ethnic disparities and develop equity goals, metrics, and actions plans for the ACS youth justice system. Vincent graduated from the Howard University School of Social Work.