Jennifer A. Tallon
Deputy Director of Research
Jennifer A. Tallon is a deputy director of research at the Center for Court Innovation. Dr. Tallon has been the lead researcher on several policing projects including an evaluation of the Los Angeles County Intake Booking Diversion program, a national study of police-led diversion programs, a nine-site study of community-based strategies to reduce minority youth violence, and a BJA-funded evaluation of the Group Violence Intervention model. She has also conducted research related to innovative prosecutorial practices and strategies to improve Sixth Amendment protections for indigent defendants. Additionally, she has delivered research-driven training and technical assistance as part of the center’s work on the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge and Arnold Venture’s Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research initiative. Prior to joining the Center, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Dowling College. Dr. Tallon received a B.A. and M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and she holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY.