Jake Horowitz is the director of research and policy for 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, Horowitz manages partnerships with and assistance provided to states, including data analysis, policy development, and public and policymaker education on sentencing and corrections reform. He also oversees the project’s original and contracted research and policy evaluations. He is a frequent speaker on public safety and justice issues and has testified before state legislative bodies as well as professional and academic associations. Horowitz also serves as a presidential appointee on the federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Before joining Pew, Horowitz was a social science analyst at the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as a legislative fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a counselor and teacher with Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Horowitz holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed College and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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After peaking in 2008, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 11 percent over eight years, reaching its lowest level since 1997, according to an analysis of new federal statistics by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier this month by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and others and a hearing held this week in the House of Representatives are part of a renewed push among lawmakers to improve the federal criminal justice system. As Congress revisits the issue, its efforts should be informed by the experiences of states across the country where... Read More