Alex Busansky, director of the Vera Institute of Justice’s Washington, D.C., office, has been named president of the Oakland, Ca.-based National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He replaces Barry Krisberg. NCCD has been led on an interim basis by Christopher Baird, its executive vice president.
Busansky began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He later worked in the Criminal Section of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and then for the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI). As the founding director of Vera’s Washington office and executive director of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons, Busansky led the development and launch of various national and local criminal and juvenile justice initiatives. Krisberg, who led NCCD for more than 25 years, is now at the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.