Katie KramerDSW, MSW, MPH is the Co-Founder and CEO of Corrections, Communities & Families for The Bridging Group in Oakland, CA. For the past 25 years, Dr. Kramer has focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of social service and public health programs that serve individuals, families and communities affected by the criminal justice system. In this capacity, she develops and conducts evaluation and research studies, and provides training, technical assistance, and capacity building services for governmental, non-governmental organizations and research/academic institutions working in correctional facilities or in community reentry throughout the United States and globally with projects in Haiti, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Trinidad, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

In addition, Dr. Kramer currently serves on the National Advisory Board for Urban Institute’s Prison Research and Innovation Initiative, Data and Research Committee for the International Coalition for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Steering Committee for the Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, and on the Executive Editorial Board as a Criminal Justice Expert for the Journal of Clinical Research in HIV/AIDS and Prevention.