Byron is a senior program associate at Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections where his work focuses on the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative. Since joining Vera in 2015 Byron has worked with the Center on Youth Justice on juvenile justice reform efforts in Illinois, Georgia, and Kansas. Prior to working at Vera Byron served as Co-Director of Reentry for New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Byron was also the National Program Director for The Corps Network’s Civic Justice Corps as well as the Corps’ Postsecondary Success Education Initiative. Byron holds a JD from Rutgers School of Law—Newark and a BS in Criminal Justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology.