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  • Jennifer Christie

    Jennifer Christie


    Jen Christie has over 15 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice, with a focus on education, training, and research. Jen leads training and implementation efforts for legislative reform initiatives for both the Justice Reinvestment Initiative and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. In her previous work, Jen has taught and trained students, researchers, and criminal justice staff on policing, corrections, evidence-based practices, trafficking, and theoretical criminology and sociology. Jen is focused on improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems through education, research, and utilization of current knowledge. She holds a BA in Sociology from Kansas State University, a BA Honours in Criminology and MCrim from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and completed the course work and qualifying exams for a PhD at Northeastern University.

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