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Simone Greene

Deputy Director, NCJA Center for Justice Planning

Simone Greene is the Deputy Director for NCJA’s Center for Justice Planning. In this position, Simone provides oversight and program management support to a portfolio of programs including the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP). 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.

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. Simone has also provided project management support to programs related to trauma-informed care and sexual safety in corrections and crime prevention.

Simone serves on the Board of Directors for Trauma Informed, a non-profit that seeks to raise awareness and understanding about the nature of trauma, improve systems and policies to better recognize and respond to trauma, and empower trauma survivors to experience healing and personal growth. Simone received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University and her master's degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University.

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