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Julie Samuels

Julie  Samuels



Senior Fellow


Julie Samuels is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where she leads projects addressing federal justice statistics, federal corrections system, and offender DNA collection. Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Samuels was a senior executive at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where, for more than 25 years, she directed projects examining sentencing and corrections policy; youth violence and juvenile justice; and drug trafficking and violent crime.

Areas of expertise

Criminal justice policy, federal justice system /statistics, and justice reinvestment

Selected Publications from Julie Samuels

  • Collecting DNA from Arrestees: Implementation Lessons
  • Publications by topic:
    Crime and Justice

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