Interview with Abby Walsh, Director of Council on Criminal Justice
Journal IssueVolume 27, 2020
Abby Walsh is the director of the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ). Before co-founding the Council on Criminal Justice, Walsh led state engagements for the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she spent more than five years partnering with policymakers to enact data-driven solutions that safely reduced prison populations, improved outcomes for youth in juvenile justice systems, and expanded treatment for substance use disorders. Earlier, she worked to modernize court practices and data collection in the federal judiciary. Walsh is a New Leaders Council Fellow ('17) and a graduate of American University's School of Public Affairs (BA '07) and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University (MPA '12). In February 2020, Thomas Rachko interviewed Walsh for Policy Perspectives.