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Jason Tashea


Founder, Justice Codes, Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Tashea is the founder and director at Justice Codes, a partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Prof. Tashea started...

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Professor Tashea is the founder and director at Justice Codes, a partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Prof. Tashea started his career in international rule of law development. During law school, this work took him to the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Yerevan, Armenia and the United Nation’s Office of Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. After graduating, Prof. Tashea received a Fulbright grant to study juvenile justice reform in the Republic of Kosovo and lecture at the American University of Kosovo. There he created and led courses on juvenile diversion for local prosecutors, judges, and government officials. Upon returning to the U.S., Prof. Tashea directed a juvenile justice policy program in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a lobbyist on state criminal justice issues in Annapolis, the capital. It was at this time, Prof. Tashea began experimenting with the role of technology in criminal justice reform, which included the design and launch of a web app to help people expunge their criminal record in Maryland. Since then, he has been the director of Justice Codes, an organization that helps understand the use and impact of technology and data on the criminal justice system. During that time he has developed online tools for the Bronx Defenders and the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission. He has also worked for the University of Michigan School of Law and University of Virginia on testing and implementing new technologies. His writings on criminal justice and technology have been in Wired, the American Bar Association Journal, Technical.ly, the Oregon Review of International Law, and the University of Maryland School of Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. He also comments on criminal justice and technology issues as @justicecodes. He has been a member of the Georgetown Law adjunct faculty since 2017.

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