Nancy La Vigne
Nancy La Vigne is Vice President for Justice Policy at the Urban Institute. She publishes research on prisoner reentry, criminal justice technologies, crime prevention, policing, and the spatial analysis of crime and criminal behavior. Before joining Urban, La Vigne was Founding Director of the Crime Mapping Research Center at the National Institute of Justice. Previously, she served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs within the US Department of Justice. La Vigne was Executive Director for the bipartisan Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections Reform and was Founding Chair of the Crime and Justice Research Alliance. Nancy holds a BA in Government and Economics from Smith College, an MA in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.