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Marc Schindler

Director, Justice Policy Institute

As JPI’s executive director, Marc Schindler is a dedicated justice system reformer, while serving in a variety of roles. Prior to JPI, he was a partner at a DCbased nonprofit philanthropic investment organization, Venture Philanthropy Partners. He also served in a variety of leadership roles at DC's juvenile justice agency, the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) including Chief of Staff and Interim Director. Marc also served as Staff Attorney with the Youth Law Center, advocating for the rights of young people in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He is also a former Baltimore City public defender. Schindler is a recognized expert in the field, providing commentary in the national media, including on CNN and NPR, and is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters.