Marc Schindler, a veteran of juvenile justice programs in Washington, D.C., has been named executive director of the Justice Policy Institute, a national criminal and juvenile justice reform organization based in Washington. The nonprofit group publishes briefs and reports supporting alternatives to incarceration and provides technical assistance to faith-based, grassroots and other organizations and individuals aimed at reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.
Schindler previously worked as an executive with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Washington's juvenile justice agency. More recently he was a principal of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a D.C.-based nonprofit. He led the group’s youthCONNECT initiative, which sought to align public-private capital and non-profit organizations to improve the education, employment and health of young people in Washington.