Hailey Nolasco, is the Planner for the Bedford Stuyvesant Anti-Violence Project funded under the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant. She holds Master’s of Public Administration from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, specializing in both Management and Operations and Criminal Justice Administration and has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Staten Island. Ms. Nolasco is presently a member of the American Society of Public Administration, the Pi Alpha Alpha honor society of public administration, and a past member of the Women’s Prison Association’s Emerging Leaders Board where she served as their communications chair.

Ms. Nolasco is dedicated to advancing the ideals of integrity, professionalism, and creative performance in her work. Her personal interests have long been to reform the criminal justice system concentrating specifically in women’s issues, prison reform, and sustainable reentry practices. Through education and advocacy, Ms. Nolasco hopes to change societal norms and strengthen communities.