Job opening at Vera in NYC – Senior Policy Analyst, End Girls Incarceration Initiative
Vera Institute of Justice


Reporting to the project director for the End Girls’ Incarceration Initiative, the Senior Policy Analyst will:

  • Conduct high-level policy research and analysis on various issues related to ending girls’ incarceration, including regulations governing child welfare and juvenile justice financing;
  • Conduct nation-wide best practice scans for promising policies and practices to serve as models for pilot programs in new sites;
  • Track and report on changes to federal, state, and local legislation and regulations related to juvenile justice in the Initiative’s six sites;
  • Assist site managers in conducting equity assessments of policies and practices across multiple systems in sites;
  • Develop working knowledge of specific areas of reform, such as child welfare financing regulations, gender-responsive programming for justice-involved youth, and sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex-trafficking policy.
  • Develop written materials, such as reports, policy briefings, memoranda, and blogs;
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at meetings, conferences, and webinars;
  • Work collaboratively with other Initiative staff to implement and complete specific projects;
  • Work collaboratively with partner organizations in the field, including those led by women, girls and gender expansive people impacted by the justice system; and
  • Assist on other projects as assigned and manage interns or fellows supporting the team as needed.


To Apply 

Please submit a cover letter and a resume with your application.

Online submission in PDF format is preferred.

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to

ATTN: Human Resources / More Just New York SPA/PA Position

Vera Institute of Justice

233 Broadway, 12th Flr.

New York, NY 10279

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method of submission (online, mail or fax).

No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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