Chief of Staff
Sherene Crawford is the Center's Chief of Staff, having formerly served as co-director of the Center's criminal justice programs. In this role she supported the Center’s programs within the criminal and supreme courthouses throughout the five boroughs of New York City and two Community Courts. Sherene started her career at the Center as the project director at Midtown Community Court where she was responsible for overseeing the court’s long-range planning and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Center for Court Innovation, Sherene worked for the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as Deputy Director for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution and as a Senior Policy Advisor. She also previously served as Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Before obtaining her law degree Sherene spent nearly a decade working with survivors of intimate partner violence at the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and Safe Horizon. Sherene received her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed attorney in New York State.