URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Jesse Jannetta
Expert

Jesse Jannetta

Senior research associate
Project director, Transition from Jail to Community initiative

Communities across the country are seeking ways that the justice system can be fairer, wiser, and better at protecting everyone. I came to Urban because I knew this was a place from which I could meaningfully contribute to their efforts.

Biography

Jesse Jannetta is a senior research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he leads projects on prison and jail reentry, community-based violence reduction strategies, and community supervision. He is the project director for the Transition from Jail to Community initiative and the coprincipal investigator of evaluations of the Los Angeles Gang Reduction and Youth Development strategy and the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy. His work includes applying mixed-method approaches to process and impact evaluations as well as providing direct technical assistance to jurisdictions working to improve justice system functioning.

Before joining Urban, Jannetta was a research specialist at the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections at the University of California, Irvine. In this role, he conducted projects including an evaluation of GPS monitoring for sex offender parolees; an analysis of parole discharge and violation response policies; and an analysis of the role of the Division of Juvenile Justice in the California juvenile justice system, measuring the scope of correctional control in California and assessing inmate and parolee programs in terms of evidence-based program design principles.

Jannetta holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.