Policy and Program Associate
Joni Hirsch is the Policy and Program Associate at the Fines and Fees Justice Center.
Prior to joining FFJC, Joni worked at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities helping to advance their place-based race equity work. Joni managed a community engagement team that designed and implemented network-building strategies in public housing communities through DC’s New Communities Initiative and helped launch the Mixed-Income Innovation and Action Network. She also led numerous research projects focused on innovative policies and practices to promote social inclusion and economic opportunity in mixed-income, mixed-race communities. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College and a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.