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Janine M. Zweig
Expert

Janine M. Zweig

Associate Vice President for Justice Policy

When I was working at a rural shelter for battered women, I saw firsthand the damage that violence and victimization causes children, youth, and families. I also learned how incredibly complex these situations were, and though policymakers, researchers, and the public all yearned for simplistic fixes, there were no easy answers or explanations. I questioned if we really understood the problem and whether what we were doing was really helping. Now I try to help answer those questions to ensure that policies and programs focus on repairing the harm caused to victims of crime and restoring their well-being.

Publications

Research Report
Crime and Justice

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