Sam Packard is from Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Bowdoin College in 2012 with a degree in Government and Legal Studies. For the past 18 months, Sam has worked as a Research Assistant at the Crime & Justice Institute (CJI), a non-profit organization that works with local, state, and national criminal justice organizations to improve public safety and the delivery of justice throughout the nation. While at CJI, Sam was part of team that helped support Alaska in the passage of major criminal justice reforms in 2016 through Justice Reinvestment. Additionally, Sam help conduct an evaluation of the DOJ’s Collaborative Reform Initiative, a program in which the Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS Office) partners with local police departments in order to bring about long-term organizational transformation. Sam is primarily interested in criminal justice policy analysis and development, with a focus on police reform.