Christine M. Cole

  • Community Resources for Justice

Christine Cole is the former Executive Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard’s Kennedy School where she worked from 2007 to 2014. Currently, Cole is Executive Director at the Crime and Justice Institute and Vice President of its parent organization, Community Resources for Justice. She has worked extensively in the safety and justice sector in policing, institutional and community-based corrections, victim advocacy, and community organizing and prosecution in the US, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean. She has executive level management and supervisory experience and has worked as a change agent across and within sectors. Cole has extensive experience as a collaborator and facilitator with practitioners, community members and academics. She is co-author of Why Was Boston Strong? an examination of the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent events and a 2009 study, Policing Los Angeles Under a Consent Decree: The Dynamics of Change at the LAPD. Cole received her A.B. from Boston College, M.A. from the University of Massachusetts; and M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.