Jake Horowitz is the director of research and policy for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ 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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States are finding new ways to get smart on crime and, in the process, changing how America views crime and punishment. After decades of rising prison populations, reforms in 33 states have helped cut the national incarceration rate by 13 percent since 2007. That data point drives this episode’s conversation about the new approaches, informed by research-based sentencing and corrections policies,... Read More
Since 2007, more than 30 states have enacted policies to reverse corrections growth and contain costs, while maintaining the long-term, nationwide decline in the crime rate that began in the early 1990s. Read More
Jake Horowitz, director of research and policy for Pew’s public safety performance project, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 28, 2017. He presented evidence about how states have applied research to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration. Read More