Vincent Schiraldi

Vincent Schiraldi has extensive experience in public life, founding the policy think tank, the Justice Policy Institute, then moving to government as director of the juvenile corrections in Washington DC, and then as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation. Most recently Schiraldi served as Senior Advisor to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. Schiraldi gained a national reputation as a fearless reformer who emphasized the humane and decent treatment of the men, women, and children under his correctional supervision.  He pioneered efforts at community-based alternatives to incarceration in NYC and Washington DC. Schiraldi received a MSW from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University.

Research Interests

Adolescent / Young Adult Developmental Transitions
Harm Reduction
Policy (policies)
Social Policy
Mass Incarceration
Probation and Parole
Youth Justice
Emerging Adult Justice


Decennial Census
NYC Administrative Data
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth or other NLS datasets