Jason Ziedenberg, Director of Research and Publications is in charge of ensuring everything DCJL says and takes a position on advocates for is supported by reliable evidence, and can be used to drive advocacy, communications, organizing and institution building. His role is to verify all research conducted and information collected by or relied upon by DCJL, and fact-check all external materials prior to publication. He is working with the team to take the volumes of research that support the need to expand safety solutions in D.C. and turn it into products that frame information in a way that is accessible to a wide audience.
Jason has lived and worked in Washington D.C. for two decades. He has served on the staff of some of the leading organizations seeking to increase reliance on smarter safety solutions, such as the Alliance for Safety and Justice and its flagship project, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, the Justice Policy Institute, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services and the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. As a consultant, he has developed research and publications for the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Campaign for Youth Justice, Critical Resistance, and the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Institute of Corrections.
Jason Ziedenberg earned a Masters in Science in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.