Katie Crank is the deputy director of Research-Practice Strategies at the Center for Court Innovation, which synergizes the agency’s three primary areas of work: research, operating programs, and expert assistance. Research-Practice Strategies seeks to improve justice system responses to both defendants and victims, to promote racial justice, and to expand the use of restorative practices. Prior to her work with the Center for Court Innovation, Ms. Crank worked and volunteered with domestic violence shelters and legal aid organizations in Ghana (West Africa), Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois. She previously provided trauma-informed therapy to children who are victims of violence through the Center for Court Innovation’s Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program, located in the Bronx. Ms. Crank is an admitted attorney in the State of New York, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She earned her B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington, and received her J.D. and M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis.