Vincent Schiraldi was named Commissioner effective June 1, 2021. He has decades of experience in government, direct services, and public policy. Commissioner Schiraldi most recently served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia School of Social work and co-Director of the Columbia Justice Lab. He was also the founder of the policy think tank, the Justice Policy Institute. In 2014, Mr. Schiraldi served as Senior Advisor in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, where he was instrumental in implementing Mayor de Blasio’s criminal justice reforms. From 2010-2014, he served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation. From 2005-2010, he served as the Director of Juvenile Corrections in Washington D.C.
Commissioner Schiraldi pioneered efforts at community-based alternatives to incarceration in New York City and Washington DC and has gained a national reputation as a reformer who emphasizes the humane and decent treatment of the men, women, and children under his correctional supervision. A native New Yorker, Commissioner Schiraldi received an MSW from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University, and is a graduate of Regis High School in New York City.