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Faith and Community Based Approaches to Victim Services

Danielle Sered

Danielle Sered currently directs Common Justice, a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice. Before planning the launch of Common Justice, Ms. Sered 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 programs for court-involved and recently incarcerated youth.

Ms. Sered has designed and directed a program to teach conflict resolution through the arts in inner-city Atlanta schools and juvenile detention centers, has had extensive involvement in gang intervention work, and has experience with a variety of mediation and conflict resolution techniques. She received her B.A. 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.