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Juliene James

Director of Criminal Justice

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Todd Spoth

Julie develops investment strategies that advance criminal justice policy reforms of fines and fees, community supervision, prisons, and reintegration. Before joining Arnold Ventures, she served as senior policy adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. In that role, Julie oversaw state and local efforts to safely reduce the use of solitary confinement; reform sentencing, corrections, community supervision, and pretrial policies and practices; and improve the implementation of risk assessment, among other projects.

Previously, Julie worked as a senior policy associate for the Vera Institute of Justice, providing assistance to state and local policymakers on criminal justice policy and implementation. Julie also practiced law at Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis, Fisher & Goldfarb, representing clients who experienced discrimination in employment and housing based on race, sex, and disability. In addition, she served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Julie earned a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the NYU Law Review.

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Todd Spoth
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