The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice has a dedicated staff with deep experience in working to transform relationships between communities and the criminal justice system.

Amy Crawford

Project Director

T: 646-557-4795


Sue-Lin Wong

Associate Project Director

T: (646) 557-4796


Kim Burke

Project Director, CPE

T: 310-206-3438


Anamika Dwivedi

Project Manager, Urban Institute

T: (202) 261-5445


Sam Kuhn

Field Advisor

T: (212) 393-6307


Megan Quattlebaum

Program Director, Yale

T: 203-432-0202


Sue-Lin Wong is the Associate Project Director of the National Initiative for Building Commuity Trust and Justice, and the Managing Director of Field Innovations at the National Network for Safe Communities. Ms. Wong participated in the team that launched the National Network. She leads the strategic planning for direct technical assistance and support for the National Network's partner jurisdictions utilizing emerging interventions, and provides strategic advising and data management to those sites. 

During her tenure at the National Network, Ms. Wong also held a research fellow position at the US-Asia Law Institute of New York University, where she conducted policy analysis on the state of death penalty reforms in Taiwan, prepared written reports for the Ford Foundation, developed strategies for working in China, fostered partnerships between academic institutes in China and research institutes in the US, and developed empirical research approaches for future pilot projects. Prior to that, Ms. Wong was an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice through the school's undergraduate honors program.

Ms. Wong received her MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her BS in Psychology from State University of New York, Buffalo. 

Sam Kuhn is a Field Advisor with the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mr. Kuhn is responsible for providing hands on advising to the National Initiative's six pilot sites and executing the field research and publication of a practical guide to enhancing police legitimacy and community-law enforcement collaboration in cities across the country. 

Prior to joining the National Network, Mr. Kuhn was a Research Assistant for Conflict Dynamics International in Cambridge, MA, where he supported their work on developing sustainable governance arrangement options in Sudan and Somalia. He also helped develop the National Network’s research on procedural justice and police legitimacy as an intern in the summer of 2013.

Mr. Kuhn holds a BA in Government and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University. 

Amy Crawford is the Project Director of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Ms. Crawford oversees all National Initiative research and strategic implementation in its six pilot sites. 

Previously, Ms. Crawford served as the deputy director at the Center for an Urban Future, a public policy organization that focuses on economic and workforce development. She also served as a public defender and as the director of development and pro bono at the Bronx Defenders, an innovative legal services organization located in the South Bronx in New York City.

Ms. Crawford holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Kim Burke is the Project Director of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice for the Center for Policing Equity.

Ms. Burke has been working with CPE since 2013 and volunteers at the LA LGBT Center as a Social Networking Group facilitator where she was awarded “Outstanding Volunteer of 2014.”

Ms. Burke received her BA in Women’s Studies and Certificate in the Study of Sexualities from Duke University and her Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University.

Anamika Dwivedi is the Urban Institute Project Manager for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, and a research associate in the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center, where she develops research proposals, manages projects, conducts qualitative research, and prepares reports. Her research focuses on policing and crime prevention, with an emphasis on community policing and community-driven responses to crime.

Before joining Urban, Dwivedi was a research assistant in the Program for Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School, where she researched policy initiatives to improve young adult justice.

Dwivedi received her MPP from Harvard Kennedy School, with a concentration in social and urban policy and a certificate in management, leadership, and decisionmaking. She also received her MAT from American University and her BA in biological sciences with a minor in philosophy from Northwestern University.

Megan Quattlebaum is the Program Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. She directs its efforts on the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

Ms. Quattlebaum previously worked as the Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School, where she co-taught the Liman Workshop and the Liman Practicum, an experiential course on criminal justice reform. Prior to that, she was an associate at Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP, in New York, NY, where she represented clients in criminal and civil cases, and an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Quattlebaum also served as a clerk for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Ms. Quattlebaum received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2002 and her JD from Yale Law School in 2010. Prior to law school, Ms. Quattlebaum served as Associate Director of Common Cause New York.


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