Julie Ciccolini The Legal Aid Society
Julie Ciccolini is a Research and Data Analyst in the Special Litigation Unit of The Legal Aid Society where she conducts strategic research endeavors, data analysis projects, and advocacy campaigns in support of various criminal justice reform efforts. She is also responsible for designing and managing the Society’s Cop Accountability Project database which tracks police misconduct and identifies patterns of police abuse in New York City. The database contains publicly available information from federal civil rights lawsuits brought against the NYPD and is used to assist public defenders with their cases, identify and litigate systemic civil rights abuses, and advocate for greater police transparency and accountability Julie recently received a master’s degree in Human Rights from Columbia University. Ciccolini’s concentration focused on the human rights implications of using predictive and surveillance technology in the criminal justice system.