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Our Mission

Together with our partners, we're the largest national effort working to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more cost effective at the federal, state, and local level.

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We're working across the political spectrum to pursue a comprehensive set of federal, state, and local criminal justice reforms to reduce our jail and prison populations and associated costs; end the systemic problems of overcriminalization and overincarceration - particularly of low-income communities and communities of color; ensure swift and fair outcomes for both the accused and the victim; and make communities safe by reducing recidivism and breaking down barriers faced by those returning home after detention or incarceration.

Our Goals

Reduce the footprint of jails and prisons by tackling overcriminalization and over incarceration

Reinvest cost savings in true public safety measures

Address justice disparities in low-income communities and communities of color

Break down barriers to re-entry for returning citizens

Emphasize effective rehabilitation and treatment

Ensure prompt and fair outcomes for both the accused and victim of crimes

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Our Team

Jenna Moll

As Deputy Director for the Coalition for Public Safety, Jenna oversees policy development, legislative and communications strategy across CPS’s state portfolio, and outreach to lawmakers and stakeholders, while assisting the Executive Director in organization management and development. She comes to this effort from Pew Charitable Trusts, where she led comprehensive juvenile justice policy initiatives, and previously served the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, researching and educating policymakers on a variety of policy initiatives across the country.

Krisai Lauren

As a Senior Policy Analyst, Lauren focuses on the Coalition for Public Safety’s and the Justice Action Network's expanding state work. Previously, Lauren served as the Director of Criminal Justice Reform at Reason Foundation, where she managed comprehensive state level criminal justice reform initiatives, authored and oversaw various research projects, and organized innovative events and activities. Her work has been cited in national publications including The Washington Post and The New York Times. Lauren has spoken about criminal justice reform at panels across the country.

Syrita Bowen

Syrita Bowen is the Operations Manager for the Coalition for Public Safety and its sister organization, the Justice Action Network. In addition to implementing daily administrative, operational, project, and financial activities, Syrita manages events and supports human resources, IT and accounting services.

 

Prior to joining the Coalition, Syrita worked as executive assistant for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys in Washington, DC and as a project assistant for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia. A Columbia, Maryland native, she holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Bowie State University followed by an MBA from UMUC.

 

Spencer Kaye

Spencer is a Research Assistant at the Coalition for Public Safety. He began his work in criminal justice in 2014 while working as a staffer to U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker.

 

A Western Massachusetts native, he holds a bachelor’s in American Studies and Political Science from Kenyon College and is currently pursuing his J.D. at American University Washington College of Law.

Carrie Glenn

Cortland Broyles

As the Administrative Assistant for the Coalition for Public Safety, Cortland supports the team with event planning, expense and invoice processing, and general administration.

  

A native to upstate New York, Cortland came to Washington to study political science. In 2016, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies from American University.

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