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Jeremy Travis, American academic administrator. Member of New York State Bar.


Travis, Jeremy was born on July 31, 1948 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


Bachelor in American studies cum laude, Yale College, 1970. Master of Public Administration, New York University, 1977. Juris Doctor cum laude, New York University, 1982.


Executive director victim/witness assistance project Vera Institute Justice, 1975—1977. Executive director New York City Criminal Justice Agency, 1977—1979. Consultant New York City Board Correction, 1979—1982.

Law clerk to Honorary Ruth Bader Ginsburg United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit), 1982—1983. Special counsel to police commissioner New York City Police Department, 1984—1986. Special counsel to first deputy mayor and assistant director law enforcement services, Mayor' General’ s Office of Operations City of New York, 1986, special advisor to mayor, 1986—1989.

Chief counsel to subcommittee on criminal justice United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, 1990. Deputy commissioner legal matters New York City Police Department, 1990—1994. Director National Institute Justice, United States Department Justice, Washington, 1994—2000.

Senior fellow Justice Policy Center, The Urban Institute, 2000—2004. President John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York, since 2004. Visiting lecturer Yale College, 1979.

Adjunct professor Wagner Graduate School Public Service, New York University, 1985-1990. Adjunct associate professor, New York Law School, 1992-1994. Visiting professor, George Washington University, 2004.

National advisory board, program on State Crime Prevention Initiatives, National Crime Prevention Council, since 2001, Join Together program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, since 2001, National H.I.R.E. Network, Legal Action Center, since 2001, Center for Research on Criminal and Mental Health, Rutgers University, since 2002. National advisory committee on Reclaiming Futures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, since 2000. Advisory board, Center for Community Safety, Winston-Salem State University, since 2001.

Aspen Institute Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives, since 1999.


Member of New York State Bar.