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  • Gabriella Priest

    Gabriella Priest

    Senior Associate

    Gabriella Priest has worked for CRJ since November 2009, starting with the youth services programs as part of CRJ’s Social Justice Services division, and then transitioning to policy, implementation, and evaluation work for CJI. Gabriella leads state-level juvenile justice policy reform as part of the Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project and leads implementation efforts focused on increasing model fidelity of evidence-based programs as part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. She previously worked on comprehensive criminal justice reform in Georgia and Oregon, and has also worked in higher education, in the legal field, and in state and federal government. Gabriella is dedicated to advancing social justice issues and enacting social change through facilitation of diverse stakeholders and collaborative coalition building. Gabriella, who graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, was named one of “Suffolk University’s Top Graduates of the Last Decade” in 2015, and serves as a member of Suffolk University’s Sociology Advisory Board and College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board of Directors.

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