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Heather Tubman-Carbone, PhD

PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

About Heather Tubman-Carbone, PhD

Dr. Heather Tubman-Carbone is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. She is a criminologist focused on translating research and policy into practice. At BJA, she manages data- and consensus-driven efforts to improve the fairness, efficacy and efficiency of the justice system, including the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, Justice Counts, and the Second Chance Act. She previously managed a corrections portfolio at the Council of State Governments Justice Center where she oversaw technical assistance to corrections agencies to design and implement strategies to reduce recidivism and at Westat, designing and managing nationwide surveys about community corrections populations and supervision agencies. Dr. Tubman-Carbone earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, her Master’s in Criminal Justice from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her PhD in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.