Public Safety Performance Project

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Meet the team

Adam Gelb

Director

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

Director

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. 

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Andrew Page

Project Director

Andrew Page is a project director for the public safety performance project at The Pew Charitable Trusts. He oversees state engagement, legislative strategy, strategic planning, sustainability, grants, and partnerships for Pew’s work to advance data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile corrections systems. Before joining Pew, Page worked in nonprofit advocacy, policy, and management. He previously directed state campaigns and legislative efforts and has worked in direct services with men and women on parole and probation in residential and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Page holds a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Arizona State University and a master’s in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.

Zoë Towns

Project Director

Zoë Towns is the criminal justice project director for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ public safety performance project. She leads a policy team that partners with policymakers, agency leaders, and other stakeholders to develop and advance sentencing and corrections reforms to safely reduce prison and supervised populations. She also oversees Pew's criminal justice research portfolio, which is dedicated to highlighting what works in criminal justice policy. Towns makes frequent presentations on these issues and has testified before state legislative bodies as well as professional and academic associations. Before coming to Pew, she worked on youth detention policy for the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom and on pretrial services and policy in New York City for the Bronx Freedom Fund. 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.