JPO Staff & Faculty


Kim Ball Research Professor SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

Kim Ball is the director of the Justice Programs Office, a center in the School of Public Affairs at American University, which has advanced evidence-based policies and practices and provided expertis

  kimball@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Genevieve Citrin Senior Advisor SPA - JPO/JLC

Genevieve is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Justice Programs Office (JPO) and is the project director of the Right to Counsel National Campaign, a public awareness initiative that uses value-based com

  citrin@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Steven Collins Research Specialist III SPA - JPO/JLC

Steven Collins is a Senior Program Associate at American University’s Justice Programs Office. He currently manages the office’s National Drug Court Resource Center project and previously worked on th

  scollins@american.edu

  (202) 885-1582

Matthew Collinson Research Specialist III SPA - School of Public Affairs

Matt Collinson is a Senior Research Specialist working on the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts (JDTC) Initiative at the Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University. Mr. Collinson j

  mcollins@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Zephi Francis Research Specialist II SPA - School of Public Affairs

Zephi Francis is a Research Specialist at American University's Justice Programs Office (JPO). His research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system, alternatives

  zfrancis@american.edu

Alexander Gamcsik Program Coordinator SPA - School of Public Affairs

Alexander (Alex) Gamcsik is the Program Coordinator for the Justice Programs Office within the School of Public Affairs. Alex has a Master of Public Policy from American University, with a specializat

  alexgam@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Elizabeth Krempley Associate Director, Communications SPA - School of Public Affairs

Elizabeth Krempley serves as the first Associate Director, Communications for the Justice Programs Office (JPO) in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She oversees internal and extern

  krempley@american.edu

Karen Lash Practitioner In Residence

Karen A. Lash is currently Practitioner-in-Residence and Director of The Justice in Government Project at the American University Justice Programs Office. She formerly served as a President Obama poli

  klash@american.edu

Preeti Menon Sr. Assoc. Director SPA - JPO/JLC

Preeti P. Menon is the Senior Associate Director at the Justice Programs Office. She is passionate about bringing collaboration and communication as important bases for the success of any initiative.

  pmenon@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Zoe Root Adjunct Instructor SPA - JPO/JLC

Zoë is Senior Policy Counsel at the Justice Programs Office (JPO) and an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. At JPO, she works on the Right to Counsel National C

  zoeroot@american.edu

  (202) 885-1576

Interns


Alison Forsyth

Alison Forsyth is a senior at American University’s School of International Service where she studies Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights with a regional focus in Latin America. Alison is also pursuing

  af5420a@american.edu

Felipe Herrera

Felipe Herrera is a third-year student in the School of International Service where he is studying peace, global security, and conflict resolution with a regional focus on Latin America. His research

  fh4639a@american.edu