Jeremy Travis is a national expert on criminal justice, a scholar, a lawyer, an educator, and a public servant. He launched a national research program on prisoner reentry at the Urban Institute, directed the National Institute of Justice, held high-level positions in the New York City Police Department and the Mayor's Office, clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Court of Appeals, and worked for the Vera Institute of Justice. From 2004 through 2017 he was president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Travis chaired the National Academy of Sciences consensus panel that produced The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University.