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Vera Institute of Justice

We envision a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Our mission is to end the overcriminalization and mass incarceration of people of color, immigrants, and people experiencing poverty.

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Public Service & Civic Engagement
Human Rights & Equality

Brooklyn, NY

Partially Remote Office

200-500 Employees


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About Us

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit criminal justice organization that strives to build just government institutions and safe communities free from the scourge of racism, white supremacy, profit, and inequity that is pervasive in this country’s legal systems. We are an “inside” lane organization that drives change at scale with ambitious public sector leaders who share our commitment to building anti-racist, reparative systems that deliver justice. We leverage our access to government to transform these systems and work collaboratively with stakeholders across many movements—including advocacy, grassroots, and grasstop organizations. Our role is to pilot solutions that are transformative and achievable, harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice, and use advocacy and communications to change narratives and norms.

Vera has a staff of 300 people and offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace. We expect our staff to embody respect, independence, collaboration, commitment, anti-racism, and equity—both in our outward-facing work and the internal culture of our workplace. We value a range of experiences in people’s educational backgrounds and encourage people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to apply.


Perks and Benefits

Our Benefits

As an employer of choice in our field, supporting Vera staff—both personally and professionally—is a priority. To do this, we invest in the well-being of our employees through:

  • Above-market-rate compensation

  • Student loan repayment benefits and up to $2,000 for education costs and fees relevant to Vera work

  • A comprehensive health insurance plan, including generous assisted reproductive technology coverage

  • Employer-funded retirement plan with financial advisory and planning services

  • Generous paid time off, including sabbaticals and up to twelve weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave for employees with at least six months of employment

  • Wellness initiatives, including on-site mindfulness meditation sessions; flexible time and remote work schedules; an employee assistance program; and a gym reimbursement program


Your Professional Development

The Vera Institute of Justice values staff members’ professional growth. Our commitment means we are constantly assessing how we can better provide additional opportunities for all Verans. It also recently led to the creation of the Learning & Development Manager position to specifically focus on improving engagement, retention, and learning opportunities among our staff. We are committed to listening to all Verans about their professional learning needs. Vera’s current slate of professional programs includes:

  • An Impact Pipeline where employees can receive funding to pilot their own projects
  • Manager development and individual contributor training
  • A fund devoted to supporting peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Three new discretionary funds devoted to leadership, racial equity, and the amplification of existing projects
  • $1,000 publication incentive awards
  • Conference registration fees and travel
  • In-house training with external facilitators, including The Management Center
  • A subscription to LinkedIn Learning