Current Projects

Executive Session

The Executive Session on Reimagining the Role of the Prosecutor in the Community (Executive Session), hosted by the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (IIP), is guiding high-level culture change in the field of prosecution. Through a series of facilitated convenings and conversations spanning three years, the Executive Session brings together the foremost experts in the field of prosecution – elected prosecutors, legal professionals, scholars, policy experts, and individuals directly impacted by the justice system.

The collaborative research and engagement that informs the Executive Session enables a thorough dive into some of the most complex topics facing prosecutors and their communities: reimagining the role of the prosecutor in a democratic society; producing public safety while reducing harms created by the criminal justice system; and addressing the legacy of racial inequality and structural injustice, to name a few. In order to disseminate these conversations into the field, Executive Session members partner to undertake research and author papers, with an eye towards developing innovative responses.

The Executive Session and the papers emerging from it are intended to uplift the evolving role of prosecutors and their power to facilitate the creation of an increasingly equitable and effective American criminal justice system

Find the papers from the Executive Session here.

 
 

Executive Session Members

 
Lenore Anderson   Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice

Lenore Anderson
Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice

Roy Austin   Partner, Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis LLP

Roy Austin
Partner, Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis LLP

Sherry Boston   District Attorney, DeKalb County, GA

Sherry Boston
District Attorney, DeKalb County, GA

John Chisholm   District Attorney, Milwaukee, WI

John Chisholm
District Attorney, Milwaukee, WI

John J. Choi   County Attorney, Ramsey County, MN

John J. Choi
County Attorney, Ramsey County, MN

Darcel Clark   District Attorney, Bronx County, NY

Darcel Clark
District Attorney, Bronx County, NY

 
Christine Cole   Executive Director, Crime and Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice

Christine Cole
Executive Director, Crime and Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice

Scott Colom   District Attorney, 16th District, MS

Scott Colom
District Attorney, 16th District, MS

Angela J. Davis   Law Professor, American University Washington College of Law

Angela J. Davis
Law Professor, American University Washington College of Law

James Doyle   Founder, National Institute of Justice Sentinel Events Initiative

James Doyle
Founder, National Institute of Justice Sentinel Events Initiative

Kim Foxx   States Attorney, Cook County, IL

Kim Foxx
States Attorney, Cook County, IL

Karen Friedman Agnifilo   First Assistant, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

Karen Friedman Agnifilo
First Assistant, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

 
Adam Gelb   President and CEO, Council on Criminal Justice

Adam Gelb
President and CEO, Council on Criminal Justice

Marc Gonzalez   District Attorney, Nueces County, TX

Marc Gonzalez
District Attorney, Nueces County, TX

Bob Gualtieri   Sheriff, Pinellas County, FL

Bob Gualtieri
Sheriff, Pinellas County, FL

Frank Hartmann   Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Frank Hartmann
Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

David Kenndy   Director, National Network for Safe Communities

David Kenndy
Director, National Network for Safe Communities

Marc Levin   Director, Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Marc Levin
Director, Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

 
Carlos J. Martinez   Public Deffender, Miami Dade, FL

Carlos J. Martinez
Public Deffender, Miami Dade, FL

Beth McCann   District Attorney, Denver, CO

Beth McCann
District Attorney, Denver, CO

Hillar Moore   District Attorney, Baton Rouge, LA

Hillar Moore
District Attorney, Baton Rouge, LA

Jean Peters Baker   County Prosecutor, Kansas City, MO

Jean Peters Baker
County Prosecutor, Kansas City, MO

Charles H. Ramsey   Former Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department

Charles H. Ramsey
Former Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department

Lucy Lang   Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

Lucy Lang
Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

 
Jeff Robinson   Director, Trone Center for Justice and Equality, ACLU

Jeff Robinson
Director, Trone Center for Justice and Equality, ACLU

Dan Satterberg   Prosecuting Attorney, King County, WA

Dan Satterberg
Prosecuting Attorney, King County, WA

David Slansky   Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

David Slansky
Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Carter Stewart   Managing Director, Draper, Richards Kaplan Foundation

Carter Stewart
Managing Director, Draper, Richards Kaplan Foundation

Jeremy Travis   Senior Vice President of Criminal Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Jeremy Travis
Senior Vice President of Criminal Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Cyrus Vance   District Attorney, Manhattan, NY

Cyrus Vance
District Attorney, Manhattan, NY

 
 
Tori Verber Salazar   District Attorney, San Joaquin County, CA

Tori Verber Salazar
District Attorney, San Joaquin County, CA

Lynneice Washington   District Attorney, Jefferson County, AL

Lynneice Washington
District Attorney, Jefferson County, AL

Ronald Wright   Law Professor, Wake Forest University

Ronald Wright
Law Professor, Wake Forest University

Ellen Yaroshefsky   Howard Lichtenstein Professor of Legal Ethics Director, Monroe Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Ellen Yaroshefsky
Howard Lichtenstein Professor of Legal Ethics
Director, Monroe Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics