Amy Crawford is the Deputy Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The Center oversees the National Network for Safe Communities, an alliance of cities dedicated to advancing proven strategies to combat violent crime, increase police legitimacy, minimize arrests, and reduce incarceration. Through the Network, Ms. Crawford works with jurisdictions throughout the United States and abroad to help them to create partnerships between law enforcement and the community and implement proven approaches to dramatically improve public safety. Ms. Crawford is a frequent spokesperson for both the Center for Crime Prevention and Control and the National Network. She has presented at numerous conferences and panel discussions on the strategies utilized by the Network to reduce violence and strengthen communities. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Crawford was the Deputy Director for the Center for an Urban Future, a public policy organization that focuses on economic and workforce development. Before that, she served as a public defender at the Bronx Defenders, an innovative legal services organization located in the South Bronx. During her time at Bronx Defenders, she represented hundreds of clients from arraignments through trial and then became the Director of Development and Pro Bono. Her experience also includes a clerkship with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and an Equal Justice Works fellowship working in an alternative to incarceration drug court. She has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University.
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