Skip to content

Julia Durnan

Criminal Justice Manager (she/her)

Julia provides strategic support and helps manage the Pretrial Justice portfolio for the Criminal Justice Team at Arnold Ventures. Her work includes identification of philanthropic opportunities and management of grants in the prosecution, public defense, and bail reform spaces.

Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, she worked with state governments as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting and as a policy analyst for the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center. While at Urban, Julia supported research projects related to criminal and juvenile justice policy reforms. She authored publications regarding justice reinvestment, state drug policies, and juvenile justice system reforms. Julia also worked in Texas both at the state legislature and with NPO partners on criminal and juvenile justice policy reform.

Julia received her master’s in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at University of Texas and holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from Duke University.

Meet the Team

Criminal Justice

Headshot of Stephanie Akhter
Headshot of Kristin Bechtel
Headshot of Virginia Bersch
Headshot of Destiny Carter
Headshot of Ezekiel Edwards
Headshot of Jocelyn Fontaine
Headshot of Dina Grove
Headshot of Lauren Hardy
Headshot of Dylan Hayre
Headshot of Alexa Herzog
Headshot of Juliene James
Headshot of Nadege Joseph
Headshot of Walter Katz
Headshot of Cybele Kotonias
Headshot of Marc Krupanski
Headshot of Lindsey Lovel
Headshot of Alexius Marcano
Headshot of Carlton Miller
Headshot of Matthew Mizel
Headshot of Anita Ravishankar
Headshot of Rebecca Silber
Headshot of Jordan Simpson
Headshot of Jasmine Tran
Headshot of Jeremy Travis
Headshot of Asheley Van Ness
Headshot of Carson Whitelemons
Headshot of James Williams
Headshot of Dina Xie

Grants

Arnold Ventures funds projects to understand problems and identify policy solutions.

Map of the U.S. made of Arnold Ventures icons