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.