Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
Caitlin Gokey joined Vera in 2011, and has worked extensively on Vera’s community policing projects, particularly those that focus on police-community engagement, the institutionalization of community policing metrics, and building the capacity of law enforcement to work with limited English proficient populations. Caitlin also works on a variety of international projects, including the United Nations Rule of Law Indicators Project, a joint initiative of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that entails the development of rule of law indicators for use in post-conflict settings. Caitlin also serves as the North America Regional Manager for the Altus Police Station Visitors Week, funded by the UK Department for International Development, and she provides training to Chinese researchers participating in Vera’s Fellowship in Justice Research and Innovation.
Prior to joining Vera, Caitlin led program design and recruitment for the U.S. Peace Corps in New York, after having served as a volunteer in Namibia for three years. During her time in Namibia, she spearheaded a number of gender and development projects, collaborating with the Ministry of Education, USAID, and EngenderHealth to design HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns targeting men, boys, and orphans and vulnerable children. Caitlin received her BA in English from the University of Colorado and her MPA in international policy and nonprofit management from NYU Wagner.
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