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


  • Michelle Russell

    Michelle Russell

    Research Assistant

    Michelle Russell’s work in advancing evidence-based policy began with research in education and has since expanded to the criminal justice field.  She provides research and project support for CJI’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, including conducting statutory reviews, building qualitative analyses of states’ criminal justice systems, and supporting policy development.  Michelle believes that utilizing rigorous evidence to inform policy decisions will help build a fairer and more effective criminal justice system. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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