Nicholas Turner is President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice. Nick joined Vera as its fifth president and director in August 2013. Under his leadership, Vera is pursuing core priorities of ending the misuse of jails, transforming conditions of confinement, and ensuring that justice systems more effectively serve America's growing minority communities. Nick previously served at Vera from 1998 to 2007. During his first tenure, he developed ideas for demonstration projects aimed at keeping troubled youth out of the justice system and easing reentry for adult prisoners. Prior to re-joining Vera, Nick was a managing director at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he was a member of the foundation’s senior leadership team and a co-leader of its global urban efforts. He provided leadership and strategic direction on key initiatives, including transportation policy reform in the U.S. to promote social, economic, and environmental interests, and redevelopment in New Orleans to advance racial and socioeconomic integration. Earlier in his legal career, Nick was an associate in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York from 1997 to 1998. He was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jack. B. Weinstein, Senior United States District Judge in Brooklyn from 1996 to 1997. Before attending Yale Law School, he worked with court involved, homeless, and troubled young people at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, a Washington, DC youth services organization, from 1989 to 1993.
Steven Koch and Nicholas Turner Join Joyce Foundation Board
The Joyce Foundation is pleased to welcome to its board of directors Steven Koch, a corporate leader who most recently was interim CEO of bike share company Motivate, and Nicholas Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice.
Cecilia Muñoz Joins Joyce Foundation Board
The Joyce Foundation is delighted to announce that Cecilia Muñoz, a national leader in public policy and public interest technology, has joined its board of directors.