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Jeremiah Goulka, LL.B., JD

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jeremiah Goulka is a criminal justice expert who connects research with practice. Previously, he led justice and security research projects for several federal and local agencies at the RAND Corporation, where he was a member of the RAND Center for Quality Policing and a professor of criminal justice policy in the Pardee RAND Graduate School. 


In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he served as executive director and co-creator (with the local U.S. Attorney and a Coast Guard admiral) of a joint local-state-federal task force that facilitated rebuilding the New Orleans region’s criminal justice systems. Their work restored police stations, got officers new cruisers, reopened the courts and jails, opened a new state-of-the-art crime lab for the New Orleans Police Department, and improved collaboration, communication, and intelligence sharing across justice sectors and jurisdictions.


He began his career clerking for the Hon. W. Eugene Davis on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Jeremiah holds law degrees from the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Edinburgh Law School and is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

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