Senior Policy Analyst, State Initiatives
Vibha Venkatesha supports policymakers to make better decisions using criminal justice data as part of the Justice Counts initiative. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, she worked with the City of Detroit’s Returning Citizens’ Task Force since its inception. In her roles as policy analyst and communications director, she researched and developed legislation and community outreach initiatives to reduce recidivism rates and managed communications. Vibha is also on the Board of Directors for Amnesty International USA. She has led workshops on human rights issues; been an expert consultant at the UN Office of Human Rights, where she drafted the World Programme on Human Rights Education; and presented to the UN ECOSOC forum. She has a BA in political science and sociology with honors from Wayne State University.