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Juliene James

Fund Development Officer

Julie is a Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, a private philanthropy dedicated to maximizing opportunity and minimizing injustice. Julie leads a team working on two strategy areas: prisons and fees & fines. 

Previously, Julie served as senior policy adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, supporting  state and local efforts to reduce solitary confinement and reform sentencing, corrections, community supervision, fines and fees, and pretrial policies and practices. Julie also worked as a senior policy associate for the Vera Institute of Justice, assisting policymakers on criminal justice policy matters, and practiced law at Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis, Fisher & Goldfarb, representing clients who experienced discrimination in employment and housing based on race, sex, and disability. In addition, she served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

Julie earned a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the NYU Law Review.

What is one thing you would like to change about the D.C.’s criminal legal system this year?

End solitary confinement in the DC Jail.