Alex is the President of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center based in Oakland, California. Alex works with a group of justice leaders to reduce the over-incarceration of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, improve conditions and outcomes for those who remain incarcerated and provide meaningful opportunities for the formerly incarcerated rejoining our communities. We believe we must first imagine a better justice system in order to build a better justice system. Alex has worked at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, as Counsel to Senator Feingold on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Executive Director of Vera’s Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons, and as founding Director of Vera’s DC office. Before starting Impact Justice, Alex served as President of NCCD.