Associate Director, Criminal Justice
Sherene Crawford is the project director at Midtown Community Court where she responsible for overseeing the court’s long-range planning and day-to-day operations. In this role, Sherene leads an interdisciplinary team of staff members who assess and link defendants with services, monitor compliance, oversee community restitution and early diversion projects, provide on-site social services and collaborate with government and community stakeholders to promote principles of procedural justice and community engagement. Prior to joining the Center for Court Innovation, Sherene worked for the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as Deputy Director for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution and as a Senior Policy Advisor. She also previously served as Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Sherene received her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed attorney in New York State.