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Jordan Costa

Research Areas

Prison Reform
Wrongful Convictions
Violence Prevention


Jordan Costa began her Ph.D. at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in 2018. Her work focuses on: the effects of prison programming on mental health, discrimination within the exoneration process and the ways in which reentry differs for exonerees, and violence prevention/intervention. She has experience in the non-profit sector doing reentry work, tutoring in jails and prisons, and providing services to young men who have been violently injured in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology/Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures from the University of Maryland, College Park.