Deputy Director

Sarah J. Martino, MPA

As the Deputy Director at CHJT, Sarah manages programs and operations. Sarah completed her bachelor’s degree in Literature in 2007 at Bard College, and her master’s in Public Administration at New York University in 2012. While at Bard, Sarah developed a passion for the rights of incarcerated individuals as a volunteer with the Bard Prison Initiative. She incorporated her interest in criminal justice reform into her graduate coursework, culminating with a capstone project on the intersection of food security and incarceration in New York City.

Prior to joining the Center, Sarah worked with the Center for Court Innovation in New York where she provided technical assistance to court-based practitioners developing specialized responses to domestic violence, wrote policy papers, and managed the implementation of multiple Department of Justice grants. Previous roles have included serving as Board Chair for SAFER, a volunteer-run organization dedicated to improving university responses to sexual violence, and as communications assistant for a private foundation.

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