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.
Mary Crowley joined Vera in 2012. A member of its leadership team, she leads Vera’s strategic communications efforts, including public affairs and communications initiatives, government affairs, media outreach and press relations, social media and online presence, public events, and its editorial department. At Vera, she developed and led Justice in Transition, a series of briefings tied to the 2014 mayoral transition in New York City, and Justice in Focus: Crime Bill @ 20, a multimedia initiative featuring thirty thought leaders examining the legacy of the 1994 Crime Bill and a path forward, and including Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Mike Lee and Barbara Mikulski, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, and others. Prior to Vera, she established and led a public affairs and communications department at The Hastings Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan bioethics research and policy institute. There she launched a number of national initiatives, established a Washington, DC policy office, and co-produced an award-winning public television documentary. She has also worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on its Cover the Uninsured campaign. Mary holds a BA from Barnard College.
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