Greg Berman is the Chair of our Trustee Board and the Distinguished Fellow of Practice at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in New York. He previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Court Innovation from 2002-2020. Part of the founding team responsible for creating the Center, he has accepted numerous awards on behalf of the agency, including the Peter F. Drucker Prize for Nonprofit Innovation. He previously served as the lead planner of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, which has been documented by independent evaluators to reduce crime and promote public trust in justice. He is also the author of several books including, most recently, Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration (with Julian Adler), which was shortlisted for the Stephan Russo Prize for Social Justice.
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- Mark Blake
Mark Blake is a councillor in the London Borough of Haringey where he is the Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Engagement, leading on the councils work with the police, the youth service and youth offending service. Mark worked for BTEG where he leads on their work on the criminal justice system and addressing ethnic disproportionality providing the secretariat and policy support for Equal (formerly the Young Review Independent Advisory group.)
- Courtney Bryan
Courtney Bryan is the executive director of the Center for Court Innovation. She first worked for CCI shortly after college, as a program associate, where she learned firsthand about the importance of engaging communities in implementing lasting reforms. She left the Center to become a lawyer, graduating from Temple University School of Law, and then worked as a public defender for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn and as a staff attorney at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women in Philadelphia.
Before returning to the Center in 2020 as director, Bryan served as executive director of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation, which sought inclusive economic growth in communities worldwide.
- Aubrey Fox
Aubrey Fox is the Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Agency, New York City’s main pretrial services agency which provides pretrial release recommendations, operates innovative demonstration projects and produces widely cited research on bail, domestic violence and juvenile offending. Prior to CJA, Aubrey worked in a variety of senior leadership roles at the Center for Court Innovation, he was founding Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation, and worked as the Executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace-USA. He is the co-author (with Greg Berman) of Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure, published by the Urban Institute Press.
- Shauneen Lambe
Shauneen is a barrister in England and Wales and an attorney in the USA. She is a partner in Impact - Law for Social Justice, a consultancy that supports those considering using the law for social change. Shauneen is the co-founder and former CEO of Just for Kids Law (2005-2018) her work included Just for Kids Law’s strategic litigation team, which, successfully changed the law to benefit many children and young people and starting up the Youth Justice Legal Centre, as a centre of excellence in youth justice law. Prior to working in the UK, Shauneen worked at the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center representing those facing the death penalty. She is an Ashoka Fellow and an Eisenhower Fellow and was a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She is honoured to be the vice-chair of the Barings Foundation and on the boards of Ashoka UK and the Centre for Justice Innovation.
- Karyn McCluskey
Karyn worked in the police for 22 years in Sussex, Lancashire, West Mercia, Strathclyde and Police Scotland. In 2016 Karyn took up the post of Chief Executive for Community Justice Scotland.
In 2004 Karyn and John Carnochan set up the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit which addressed violence as a public health problem in Scotland. They developed injury surveillance, gang intervention and gang exit, and focused on preventing knife carrying, injury and passionate advocates of early years support and the role of trauma. She helps support Medics Against Violence charity in Scotland, set up in conjunction with the Violence Reduction Unit.
She is a board member of Simon Community Scotland tackling homelessness and is on the Board of the Scottish Professional Football League.
- Dr Geraldine O’Hare
Geraldine is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist, a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Geraldine worked for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland for over 25 years as the Director of Rehabilitation and Head of Psychological Services and Interventions, and led on a range of rehabilitation initiatives, including Problem Solving Justice.
On completion of her Churchill Fellowship in the USA, researching Problem Solving Courts and Early Intervention Justice and Health initiatives, Geraldine received the British Psychological Society’s President Award for Innovation in Psychological Practice. Along with the Department of Justice, Geraldine was instrumental in introducing Problem Solving Justice initiatives to Northern Ireland, including the first Substance Misuse Court, Domestic Abuse projects and other early intervention initiatives.
- Lord Wasserman
Gordon Wasserman is an internationally recognised expert in policing and criminal justice. Previously, Lord Wasserman was Advisor on Policing and Criminal Justice to Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May. He is a member of the Conservative Party in the Lords where he takes a special interest in policing and criminal justice matters. Prior to this Lord Wasserman was Assistant Under Secretary of State for Police Science and Technology in the Home Office.
- Robert Zara
Robert Zara is a retired District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts). He was the judge in charge of the Community Justice Court in Birmingham between 2006-2009 and later was one of two judges who set up and ran the Family Drug and Alcohol Court in Coventry. In the course of his judicial career Robert was a tutor for the Judicial College and served on a working group set up by HMCS into problem-solving in courts. With Howard Riddle, he is the co-author of Essential Magistrates’ Courts Law. As a young solicitor, he helped set up the organisation that is now Coventry Law Centre, and subsequently founded his own high street legal aid practice.