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Office of Criminal Justice

Seeking justice and safety for all by creating opportunities for system improvement and connections between City and non-City partners.

Office of Criminal Justice

What we do

The Office of Criminal Justice (OCJ) advances the Kenney administration’s goals for violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and service to formerly incarcerated individuals by developing partnerships between City agencies, criminal justice partners, nonprofit organizations, and community members.

OCJ also supports these departments and programs:

  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • Philadelphia Department of Prisons
  • Police Advisory Commission
  • Office of Reintegration Services
  • Counsel Fee Unit
  • Youth Violence Reduction Partnership
  • Focused Deterrence
  • Safety and Justice Challenge

OCJ serves as the mayor’s appointee to Philadelphia County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) and is the point of contact for various local, state, and federal justice partners.


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Vanessa Garrett Harley
Vanessa Garrett Harley
Deputy Managing Director for Criminal Justice and Public Safety
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Name Job title Phone #
Kurt August Program Manager for Police-Assisted Diversion (PAD)
(215) 686-3603
Rachael Eisenberg Project Manager, MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge
(215) 686-9027
Guy Garant Assistant Managing Director, Prison Population Management
(215) 686-4414
Kelly Press Supervisor, Counsel Fee Unit
Theron Pride Senior Director of Violence Prevention Strategies and Programs
Shondell Revell Director of Violence Prevention
(215) 686-4595
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