What we do
The Office of Criminal Justice (OCJ) advances the Kenney administration’s goals for violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and service to formerly incarcerated individuals by developing partnerships between City agencies, criminal justice partners, nonprofit organizations, and community members.
OCJ also supports these departments and programs:
- Philadelphia Police Department
- Philadelphia Department of Prisons
- Police Advisory Commission
- Office of Reintegration Services
- Counsel Fee Unit
- Youth Violence Reduction Partnership
- Focused Deterrence
- Safety and Justice Challenge
OCJ serves as the mayor’s appointee to Philadelphia County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) and is the point of contact for various local, state, and federal justice partners.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 686-2130
Vanessa Garrett Harley was previously the Chair of the Social Services Group in the Philadelphia Law Department. In that capacity, she manages the Child Welfare Unit, the Health and Adult Services Unit and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Unit. Garrett Harley joined the Child Welfare Unit in 2002 and was promoted to Divisional Deputy City Solicitor in 2003 and ultimately to Chair in 2007. Prior to working in the Child Welfare Unit, she was a Deputy City Solicitor in the Major Trials Division of the Claims Unit of the Law Department. In October 2010, Garrett Harley assumed the position of Deputy Commissioner of the Children and Youth Division in the Department of Human Services. In August 2014, Garrett Harley was appointed as the Commissioner of DHS. A lifelong Philadelphian, Garrett Harley is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a dual major in Government (Public Administration) and Sociology; she received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law.
|Name||Job Title||Phone #||Social|
|Kurt August||Program Manager for Police-Assisted Diversion (PAD)||firstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-3603|
|Rachael Eisenberg||Project Manager, MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challengeemail@example.com||(215) 686-9027|
|Guy Garant||Assistant Managing Director, Prison Population Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-4414|
|Hans Menos||Executive Director: Police Advisory Commissionemail@example.com||(215) 685-0891|
|Kelly Press||Supervisor, Counsel Fee Unitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theron Pride||Senior Director of Violence Prevention Strategies and Programs||Theron.Pride@phila.gov|
|Shondell Revell||Director of Violence Preventionemail@example.com||(215) 686-4595|
|Aviva Tevah||Director, Philadelphia Reentry Coalitionfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-2123|
|Julie Wertheimer||Senior Director of Criminal Justice Reform Strategies and Programsemail@example.com||(215) 686-2131|