Providing nonpartisan policy analysis, consulting, and
research services to improve public safety throughout the nation.


  • Kristen Nielsen, MSW

    Kristen Nielsen, MSW

    Contracts and Business Manager

    Kristen Nielsen has worked in the criminal justice field since 2000, beginning her career in the social work field and spending eight years working with offenders on the county, state and federal level in pre-release and reentry. As the Contracts and Business Manager, Ms. Nielsen is responsible for oversight of all CJI budget and contract management for local, state, and federal contracts including budget tracking and ensuring all requirements are met. She oversees budget development, monitoring, and forecasting for project budgets and CJI’s annual consolidated budget. Ms. Nielsen strives to develop, maintain, and improve internal systems and procedures and assists project managers in managing performance and revenue goals, meeting budgetary compliance requirements, and understanding how their projects affect the consolidated budget. Ms. Nielsen received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

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