Julius Lang is the senior advisor for Training and Technical Assistance at the Center for Court Innovation. In this capacity, he supports the Center's community justice consulting services—including workshops, site visits, and in-person consulting—for jurisdictions around the nation and internationally. From 2002 to 2018, Mr. Lang oversaw the Center's community justice advisory practice as the Center's Director of Training and Technical Assistance. Mr. Lang's portfolio includes support of national technical assistance efforts for the Problem-Solving Justice Initiative, an effort supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice to promote the wider use of problem-solving practices to reduce crime and incarceration while strengthening public trust in justice. Under this initiative, 15 jurisdictions receive funding and technical assistance to launch or enhance community courts. Recent projects have included spearheading the Center's role as site coordinator and technical assistance provider for the Minority Youth Violence Prevention initiative, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Heath. Previously, Mr. Lang served as the coordinator of the Midtown Community Court—the Center’s first demonstration project—in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood. Prior to joining the Midtown Community Court, Mr. Lang was chief of staff to New York City’s Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Villanova University School of Law.