Jennifer Fratello is the Policy Director for the Independent Monitor (“OIM”) in Denver, the agency that provides civilian oversight to the city and county’s Police and Sheriff Departments. In this role, she oversees and conducts research on policy issues related to law enforcement and corrections in the city and county of Denver. Prior to working at the OIM, she worked at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, where she was the Research Director for the Center on Youth Justice. At Vera, she worked with jurisdictions across the county to help them use data and research to plan, implement and evaluate reforms to their juvenile justice systems. Her research focuses on relationships between law enforcement and communities (specifically youth), risk assessments, juvenile corrections and program evaluation. She received her Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University in 2003.