Daniela Gilbert

Daniela Gilbert directs Vera’s Redefining Public Safety program and has spent over a decade working on community safety and policing transformation. She was previously the director of justice initiatives in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health (formerly ThriveNYC), implementing programs and policy to increase access to behavioral healthcare. She also worked on collaborative gun violence reduction and crime survivor assistance at the NYPD. Daniela has developed trainings for law enforcement on how to build the public’s trust, and in 2015, received a certificate of recognition from Vice President Kamala Harris for this work. In 2011, Daniela co-founded the California Partnership for Safe Communities and partnered with community, civic, and criminal justice leaders on community-driven and evidence-based gun violence and incarceration reduction strategies in ten cities across California. Daniela earned an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and a BA in sociology with a citation in Spanish language from Harvard College.