President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is an expert in criminal justice, public policy and history.
Travis serves as Chair of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academies. He was as a Senior Fellow with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute and Director of the National Institute of Justice. He served as the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters for the NYPD, Chief Counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Chair of the NRC Committee on the Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration. He served as the special advisor to New York City Mayor, Edward I. Koch, and assistant director for Law Enforcement Services for the Mayor’s Office of Operations. He was special counsel to the Police Commissioner of the NYPD and is a member of the National Research Council.
He authored, “But They All Come Back: Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry,” and co-edited “Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America Prisoners Once Removed: The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities.”
Travis received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, M.P.A. from New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and B.A. from Yale College.
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