Dana Shoenberg

Dana Shoenberg
Senior Manager
Public Safety Performance Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Dana Shoenberg manages Pew’s public safety performance project, which advances data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile corrections systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control costs. In this role, she leads a policy team that partners with decision-makers, agency leaders, and other stakeholders to advance research-based reforms, and oversees research and policy evaluations for juvenile justice systems.

Before joining Pew, Shoenberg worked for the Center for Children’s Law and Policy and the Justice Department’s civil rights division. She has also served as a court-appointed expert on conditions of confinement and juvenile justice practices, and taught juvenile justice and family law at American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Baltimore Law School.

Shoenberg holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and a law degree from Yale University.