Kathryn Ford

Bloomberg Fellow

Kathryn serves as the Director of Clinical Supervision and Child Witness Initiatives at the Center for Court Innovation, where she provides training and technical assistance to justice system practitioners across the country as part of both the Tribal Justice Exchange and the Gender & Family Justice team. In addition, she provided trauma-focused individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention, and court support services through the Center's Bronx Child Trauma Support Program for nine years. Kathryn has conducted research on intimate partner sexual violence and the needs of children affected by family violence, and has developed best practices and protocols for systems response. In her current role, Kathryn creates numerous written and online resources, drafts grant proposals, and manages various grant-funded programs; she also provides clinical supervision to dozens of Center staff doing justice reform work.

The Center for Court Innovation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more effective and humane justice system. To accomplish this goal, the Center conceives, plans, and operates programs that seek to test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and achieve system change. Programs include community-based violence prevention projects, reentry initiatives, and court-based programs that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration. The organization’s efforts have produced tangible results such as safer streets, reduced incarceration, and improved neighborhood perceptions of justice.

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