Christian Henrichson

Chris is director of Vera Insights—a data analysis and visualization team that supports the work of our community and government partners. Since joining Vera in 2010, Chris has led Vera’s cost-benefit analysis projects, including the Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice, and developed several projects that advance the Institute’s mission to close mass incarceration’s front door, including Incarceration Trends, In Our Backyards, the Jail Population Project, and the Rural Jails Research and Policy Network.

Before joining Vera, Chris worked for seven years at the New York City Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for the budget preparation and operational oversight of the Administration for Children’s Services—the city agency that provides child welfare, juvenile justice, and childcare—and the Department of Homeless Services. He has also worked on welfare-to-work research at MDRC and retirement policy at the U.S. Social Security Administration. He has a BA in economics from Gettysburg College and an MPP from Georgetown University.