Erica Bond has experience in the government, non-profit, public policy, and legal sectors. Most recently, Ms. Bond served as Special Advisor for Criminal Justice to the First Deputy Mayor of New York City. In this role, she advised and supported the First Deputy Mayor in management of the City’s criminal justice agencies. Ms. Bond’s city service included collaborating with partners across government to advance significant criminal justice initiatives, including the plan for closure of Riker’s Island and New York’s landmark effort to raise the age of criminal responsibility.
Prior to joining city government, Ms. Bond was a Director of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, where she worked to develop new research, policy reforms and evidenced-based innovations with the goal of transforming criminal justice systems nationwide. In this role, she partnered with criminal justice practitioners, researchers, and policymakers on initiatives to improve community safety, increase trust and confidence in the criminal justice system and ensure fairness in the criminal justice process. Ms. Bond’s work at the Arnold Foundation included projects with the National Academy of Sciences to improve eyewitness identification procedures, the International Association of Chiefs of Police to create a center on evidence-based policing and John Jay College of Criminal Justice to advance research and policy related to pretrial reforms.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Bond began a legal career as a Litigation Associate at Kaye Scholer (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP), an international law firm where she represented clients on a variety of matters, including government investigations, regulatory compliance issues and commercial disputes. Ms. Bond is a mayoral designee to the Board appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
J.D. Fordham University School of Law; B.A., Wesleyan University