Dr. Marie VanNostrand is an experienced practitioner, skilled researcher and nationally recognized expert in the pretrial stage of the criminal justice system. She has presented her work at more than 100 national and state conferences including a White House Convening on Criminal Justice Reform, the US Attorney General’s Symposium on Pretrial Justice, and the Congressional Briefing on Pretrial Justice.
For Marie, the path to career fulfillment began with a strong desire to make a difference. Her goal was to reshape the pretrial justice system by developing both risk measurement and risk management strategies to ensure equal justice for all. In pursuit of this goal, she has led the largest studies ever conducted on pretrial risk assessment, risk management strategies and the impact of the pretrial release and detention decision.
Over the course of her career, Marie also amassed an impressive list of academic credentials. She’s earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a second Master’s degree in Urban Studies and a Doctorate in Public Policy with a specialty in research methods and statistics. Most impressively, she accomplished all this while working full time in the field. Before cofounding Luminosity in 2003, Marie gained 15 years of experience serving as a probation and parole officer, a pretrial services agency manager and a criminal justice analyst. Her unique combination of practical experience and educational achievements serve her well in her role as Luminosity’s Justice Project Manager where she manages both the Data Analytics and Research Team and Implementation Team. She partners with communities across the country to develop and implement practical data driven solutions to improve public safety, fairness, and cost effectiveness.