Danielle Sered

Vera Institute of Justice
Director at Common Justice
Contact: dsered@commonjustice.org

Key Topics: Equity in victim services/underserved victims of crime, Young men of color harmed by crime.

Bio: Danielle Sered directs Common Justice, a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice, which is both victim service program and alternative to incarceration for serious and violent felonies.

Before planning the launch of Common Justice, Danielle served as the interim deputy director of Vera’s Adolescent Reentry Initiative, a program for young men returning from incarceration on Rikers Island. Prior to joining Vera, she worked at the Center for Court Innovation's Harlem Community Justice Center, where she led its youth programs.

Danielle received her BA from Emory University and her master’s degrees in poetry and European literature from New York University and Oxford University (UK), where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She is a Stoneleigh Fellow.

Selected Speaking Experience

  • National Center for Victims of Crime Conference (Phoenix, AZ).
  • National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs conference (Philadelphia, PA).
  • Stoneleigh Symposium Plenary (Philadelphia, PA).
  • New York Capitol Region Restorative Justice Conference Plenary (Saratoga, NY).
  • National District Attorneys Association (San Diego, CA).