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Kyleigh Clark-Moorman Principal Associate

Kyleigh Clark-Moorman provides research, writing, and project management support for Pew’s mental health and justice partnerships and public safety performance projects.

Before joining Pew, Clark-Moorman completed several research projects funded by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Clark-Moorman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international studies from Wright State University and a master’s degree and doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Lorenzo Frausto Principal Associate

Lorenzo Frausto supports Pew’s mental health and justice partnerships project, which works with state policymakers, local officials, and national experts to identify health-focused, evidence-based policy options that can improve responses to behavioral health emergencies.

Before joining Pew, Frausto was the assistant director of human resources and operations for Achieving the Dream Inc. He also served as a field organizer for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in Pennsylvania, where he managed organizing efforts to increase the Latino vote.

Frausto holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s in education and human development from George Washington University.

Kati Habert Senior Officer

Kati Habert manages the technical assistance for the mental health and justice partnerships project, supporting state and local policymakers in identifying approaches that improve responses to behavioral health emergencies.

Before joining Pew, Habert was a program director at the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she led Stepping Up, a national initiative focusing on behavioral health and local justice systems. She also worked as a senior associate at the National Association of Counties.

Habert holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Jake Horowitz Director

Jake Horowitz directs Pew’s safety and justice research, strategy and issue development team, which identifies, analyzes, and points the way toward solutions on pressing issues in our civil and criminal justice systems. In this role, he supports all of Pew’s safety and justice work through research, a range of policy change strategies and tactics, and the vetting of new lines of work.

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Lizzie Remrey Senior Associate

Lizzie Remrey provides research and writing support for Pew’s mental health and justice partnerships and public safety performance projects.

Before joining Pew, Remrey served in several research positions, among them at an international consulting firm, a local research organization, and a national nonprofit organization.

Remrey holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and a master’s in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is pursuing a doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland.

Tracy Velázquez Senior Manager

Tracy Velázquez leads research activities for Pew’s mental health and justice partnerships and public safety performance projects. Her team produces and publishes analyses of criminal justice, courts, and crisis systems, and provides ongoing research assistance to help achieve all of the projects’ goals.

Before joining Pew, Velázquez served in research and policy positions for several national and state criminal justice reform and health policy organizations and as a consultant to local, state, and federal governments.

She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University, a master’s in justice, law, and criminology from American University, and a master’s in public administration from Montana State University.

Julie Wertheimer Project Director

Julie Wertheimer leads Pew’s public safety performance project, which advances data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the adult and juvenile justice systems that protect public safety, ensure accountability, and control corrections costs. In this role, she oversees the project’s research and policy portfolios, including technical assistance to states, policy analysis and development, and education of policymakers and the public on justice issues.

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