Vincent Shiraldi

Co-Chair, YCLJ and Co-Director, Columbia Justice Lab

Vinny is a Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia School of Social Work and co-Director of the Columbia Justice Lab. He has extensive experience in public life, founding the policy think tank, the Justice Policy Institute, before moving to government as director of juvenile corrections in Washington DC, and then as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation, and now Senior Policy Adviser to the NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice. Schiraldi gained a national reputation as a fearless reformer who emphasized the humane and decent treatment of the men, women, and children under his correctional supervision. He pioneered efforts at community-based alternatives to incarceration in NYC and Washington DC.