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Marc Schindler

Executive Director

mschindler@justicepolicy.org
202.568.6569
@Marc4Justice

As JPI’s executive director, Marc Schindler is a dedicated justice system reformer, while serving in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a partner at a DC-based nonprofit philanthropic investment organization, Venture Philanthropy Partners. He served in a variety of leadership roles at DC's juvenile justice agency, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) including Chief of Staff and Interim Director. Schindler also served as Staff Attorney with the Youth Law Center, advocating for the rights of young people in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He is also a former Baltimore City public defender. Schindler is a recognized expert in the field, providing commentary in the national media, including on CNN and NPR, and is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters. 

Paul Ashton

Development and Finance Manager

pashton@justicepolicy.org
202.558.7974 x304
@PDAshton

As JPI’s Development and Finance Manager, Paul Ashton manages JPI’s administration, fundraising and financial operations. He is the author of a number of JPI publications including: Gaming the System, Rethinking the Blues, The Education of D.C., and Fostering Change. Prior to joining JPI, Paul spent time as a sexual assault victim advocate and conducting research examining intimate partner violence in the LGBT community. Paul’s experience with victim issues led him to author JPI’s white paper: Moving Toward a Public Safety Paradigm: A Roundtable Discussion on Victims and Criminal Justice Reform. He is active in the local community and currently serves on the Police Complaints Board for the District of Columbia, the governing body of the D.C. Office of Police Complaints, and on the board of directors of Rainbow Response Coalition, a grassroots advocacy organization working to address LGBTQ intimate partner violence.  Paul received his Bachelor's in criminology from The Ohio State University and a Masters in criminology from the University of Delaware.            

 JEREMY KITTREDGE 

 Research and Policy Associate 

jkittredge@justicepolicy.org
202.558.7974 x306
@JeremyKittredge

Jeremy Kittredge is JPI’s Research and Policy Associate. In this position, he is responsible for assisting in the generation and coordination of JPI’s research and policy work. Prior to working at JPI, Jeremy held various positions in non-profits that work towards criminal justice reform, including The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the American Correctional Association. Throughout his academic and work experiences, he has developed a passion for youth justice reform, specifically for those that are serving long-term sentences and those housed in adult correctional facilities. Jeremy received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Curry College and a Masters in Criminology from American University.

Sadie Rose-Stern 

Director of Communications and External Affairs

srose-stern@justicepolicy.org
202.888.6748 (direct)
@sadiesketch

Sadie Rose-Stern is a non-profit advocate and expert with a focus on social justice. She has been a Staff Attorney, Communications Director and Executive Director, and is excited to return to the justice field with JPI. Her expertise spans communications and branding, strategic planning, smart organizational growth, developing sustainability for organizations and change management. Sadie is proud to have worked with and for the National Juvenile Defender Center, the Senate Labor Committee, Jack Berman Advocacy Center, the American Institute on Bisexuality and more. She holds a law degree from the University of San Francisco, a fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is a proud graduate in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Keith Wallington

State Based Strategist

kwallington@justicepolicy.org
202.558.7974 x310
@Keith4Justice

Keith Wallington, State Based Strategist, leads JPI's state-based projects, the Models for Change juvenile justice initiative and is intimately involved with the Greater Baltimore Grassroots Criminal Justice Network which works on Maryland criminal justice initiatives including re-entry, child support for returning citizens, and life without parole issues. Keith pens opinion editorials and writes and delivers testimonies before various policymakers in an effort to incite change.  Prior to joining JPI in 2010, Keith worked as an organizer for the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and economic security of older Americans. As a field organizer, he helped to build and charter states to the national Alliance and educate the public about the health and economic concerns of older Americans. After working as an organizer, he served as the Director of Community Outreach for the Alliance for Retired Americans where he helped build the organization through group affiliation. Keith also worked as a field organizer for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids (FCIK), where he recruited and educated top law enforcement officials about the importance of early education and evidence-based programs as proactive investments to fighting crime including meetings with Congressman John Spratt (SC), U.S. Budget Committee Chairman, to discuss investments in education as a way of reducing future crime. Keith graduated from American University with degrees in biology and psychology.

Aryn Frazier

Summer Intern

afrazier@justicepolicy.org

Aryn A. Frazier is a Rhodes Scholar from Silver Spring, Maryland. She recently completed her Masters in U.S. History at the University of Oxford, and in the fall will begin work on her Masters in Public Policy there. Aryn served as the Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff on the Krish for Maryland campaign, and has worked in strategy, policy, communications, finance, and organizing for political campaigns in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia. Aryn has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and various other publications, and has academic specialty in American racial justice movements, increasing civic engagement, and the role of juries in furthering American democracy. She got her start in this work as a Black Lives Matter campus organizer in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia, where she received her B.A. in Politics and African American and African Studies.

Andreea Matei

Summer Intern

amatei@justicepolicy.org

Andreea received her Bachelor’s in History and Political Science at the University of Michigan, and is currently a graduate student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy pursuing her Masters of Public Policy. She has previously worked at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan as a Civil Liberties Fellow where she worked on juvenile life without parole, bail reform, and unconstitutional jail conditions. After graduation, she hopes to continue criminal justice reform work through policy research, advocacy, and coalition building.

Jeremy Rhee

Summer Intern

jrhee@justicepolicy.org

Jeremy Rhee is a rising junior at Brown University concentrating in History and Philosophy. With a particular interest in judicial history and justice reform, he will pursue ‘Law and Society’ as his field of focus within the history department. In addition to his academics, Jeremy is the Content Director for the Brown Political Review and in the summer of 2017, worked as an undergraduate legal intern for the Honorable Denny Chin on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This summer, Jeremy will continue his interest in legal work with the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation in May 2020, Jeremy plans to attend law school to further his passion for justice reform and community engagement.

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