Jeremy Travis,
Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures

Jeremy Travis is the Senior Vice President of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Prior to this role, he served as President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. As a Senior Fellow in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, he launched a national research program focused on prisoner reentry into society. From 1994 2000, Travis directed the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to his service in Washington, he was Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters for the New York City Police Department (1990-1994), a Special Advisor to New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch (1986-89), and Special Counsel to the Police Commissioner of the NYPD (1984-86). Before joining city government, Travis spent a year as a law clerk to then-U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He began his career in criminal justice working as a legal services assistant for the Legal Aid Society, New York’s indigent defense agency. He has taught courses on criminal justice, public policy, history and law at Yale College, the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York Law School and George Washington University. He has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, an M.P.A. from the New York University