Pamela Lachman has helped state and local criminal and juvenile justice agencies design, evaluate, and implement data-driven policies for the past eight years. She currently works with the Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP), overseeing the data analysis and system assessment in states that are developing comprehensive juvenile justice reform legislation, and provides assistance to states that are implementing comprehensive juvenile justice reform legislation through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. Prior to joining CJI, Pamela worked as a Senior Associate on PSPP at the Pew Charitable Trusts and as a Research Associate at the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center. In addition to her policy development and implementation experience, she has conducted research on youth victimization, delinquency prevention, policing, community corrections, and criminal justice system change initiatives. She has spent her career partnering with policymakers and practitioners to help improve outcomes for adults and youth involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Pamela received her Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, serving as the Academic Year Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.