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Kim Ball

Research Professor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Kim came to Justice Programs Office from the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Adjudication. Kim is an accomplished criminal justice strategist skilled at applying research to practice in local and state criminal justice systems across the country. She recently launched the Pretrial Justice Working Group and the Right to Counsel (R2C) National Campaign. As a thought leader in her field, Kim has overseen the development of reform efforts for state and local courts and criminal justice systems, promoting them nationally for replication. She has focused on ensuring procedural fairness in local criminal courts, promoting pretrial justice and developing problem-solving courts. Kim is originally from Arkansas, and served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Little Rock before moving to Washington, DC. She holds a JD from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law. She is an avid Arkansas Razorback fan, loves Memphis-style barbecue, and enjoys traveling to new countries and hiking mountains.

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