Jake Horowitz is the state policy director for the Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP), overseeing state engagement and strategic planning for Pew’s work to advance data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile corrections systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control costs.
As lead on state policy for PSPP, Horowitz oversees the selection, partnerships with, and assistance provided to states, including data analysis, policy development, and public- and policy-maker education on sentencing and corrections reform. He is a frequent speaker on these issues and has testified before many state legislative bodies as well as professional and academic associations.
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 at 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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In a Sept. 26 speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Georgia, Hawaii, and Kentucky for passing legislation to improve their juvenile justice systems and announced that they will receive federal funds to support implementation of their new laws’ provisions. The state reforms rely on research-based practices to protect public safety, hold youth... Read More
In the September/October 2014 issue of Sheriff magazine, Sheriff Craig Webre of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and national crime victim advocate Anne Seymour voiced their support for sentencing and corrections reforms. As long-standing partners on crime victims’ rights and support programs, sheriffs and victims are now working together to back reforms that further their common goals of improving... Read More