Senior Research Associate, Jail Reform
Joanna Weill is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation. She works on projects to reduce incarceration in New York City, currently focusing on alternatives to bail, supervised release programs, and case processing. Prior to joining the Center, Joanna was an Advisor at the Behavioral Insights Team, where she helped government agencies to use behavioral science to design effective policy. She also worked as a Statistical Analyst and a Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she currently maintains an appointment as a Research Associate in the Department of Psychology. Through the University of California, Santa Cruz she has conducted research on the psychology of incarceration and reentry, the death penalty, attitudes towards prisoners, and adverse childhood experiences. She also served with AmeriCorps at the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Joanna holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Population Review Teams: Evaluating Jail Reduction and Racial Disparities Across Three Jurisdictions
- The Will to Decarcerate: COVID-19 and NYC's Early Release Program
- Closing Rikers Island: A Roadmap for Reducing Jail in New York City
- One Year Later: Bail Reform in New York City
- Felony Case Delay: Lessons from a Pilot Project in Brooklyn
- Shrinking Jails, Improving Conditions of Confinement: There's No Zero Sum