Public Safety Performance Project


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Meet the team

Adam Gelb


Adam Gelb directs Pew’s public safety performance project, which helps states advance policies and practices in adult and juvenile sentencing and corrections to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs. 

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Jake Horowitz

State policy director

Jake Horowitz oversees state partnerships for Pew’s public safety performance project, which works to advance data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

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Zoë Towns


Zoë Towns manages state policy work on adult sentencing and corrections for Pew’s public safety performance project. She partners with policymakers, agency leaders, and other stakeholders to identify policy solutions for sentencing and corrections that fit each state’s needs. Before coming to Pew, Towns worked on youth detention policy for the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom and on pretrial policy in New York. She holds a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice policy from King’s College London, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.


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Tom Lalley

Manager, Communications