Policy Analyst, State Initiatives
Stephanie Villanueva supports policymakers to make better decisions using criminal justice data as part of the Justice Counts initiative. Previously, she worked for American Prison Data Systems, preparing people for successful reentry. As a support associate, she visited jails and prisons throughout the country and ensured access to educational and rehabilitative resources. She also worked in law enforcement as a community service officer and a crime analyst, providing geographic and statistical analysis to guide the Tampa Police Department’s crime reduction efforts. Stephanie has a BA in criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with minors in gender studies and sociology. She also has an MA in criminal justice from Long Island University.