Caroline Nobo Sarnoff

Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director of the Justice Collaboratory


Caroline Nobo Sarnoff is a Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, where she provides strategic direction and leadership to the Justice Collaboratory’s unique network of interdisciplinary scholars and staff.

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Caroline Sarnoff

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M.S., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Mount Holyoke College

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Caroline Nobo Sarnoff is a Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, where she provides strategic direction and leadership to the Justice Collaboratory’s unique network of interdisciplinary scholars and staff. With 15 years of experience, Caroline is a career criminologist and national expert on criminal justice data and infrastructure. She is a fierce advocate for criminal justice system transparency, and is often featured translating research into policy and practice. Her expertise includes policing, gun violence, community-based research methodologies, and the progressive prosecutor movement.

Sarnoff’s work has been featured internationally including on Salon.com, the Memory Motel podcasts, and Narativ storytelling workshops. In addition, Caroline sits on the board for a Connecticut non-profit serving incarcerated parents and their children (CLICC) and is a member of her town council’s Ethics Committee.

Prior to joining Yale, Sarnoff was the Director of Data Outreach for the non-profit Measures for Justice (MJF). She was an original member of the start-up and ultimately became a critical leader in charge of the design, scale, and implementation of MFJ’s national data collection plan. She also worked as a Senior Analyst at Abt Associates in Cambridge, MA, where she specialized in drug control policy research, was the National Site Liaison for the ADAM II program, and worked on several projects with the Executive Office of the White House. She began her career as a Research Assistant at both the University of Pennsylvania’s (PENN) School of Social Policy and Practice and at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety.

Sarnoff holds a Master in Science in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Sociology from Mount Holyoke College.