Deputy Director, Center for Justice Planning
Simone Greene serves as a senior program manager for the NCJA Center for Justice Planning. In her role, she provides program management support to a portfolio of programs including the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG), the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP) and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). Simone provides technical assistance to state administering agencies, local criminal justice advisory boards and councils in the development of comprehensive strategic plans and the implementation of evidence-based programs and practices. Simone brings many years of project management experience in the behavioral health and criminal justice sectors.
Prior to joining NCJA, Simone was the director of stakeholder engagement for the Addiction Policy Forum (APF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health condition. During her tenure with APF, Simone helped state and local jurisdictions with strategic planning, identified and highlighted best practices and engaged with practitioners and stakeholders. Previously, Simone has provided project management support to programs related to trauma-informed care and sexual safety in corrections and crime prevention.
Simone received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University and her master's degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University.