Janey RountreeExecutive Director of the California Policy Lab at UCLA

areas of expertise
  • Homelessness
  • Public policy
  • Public safety
  • Constitutional policing
  • Violence prevention
  • Education
  • Emergency management
  • JD/LLM, Duke University
  • BA, Russian, Williams College

Janey Rountree is the founding Executive Director of the California Policy Lab at UCLA. In addition to leading CPL, she is a member of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Research Council and Deputy Director of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute. She is the co-author of several CPL reports on homelessness in Los Angeles, including research focused on predicting and preventing homelessness.

Prior to joining CPL, she was Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety. She had direct oversight of the Chicago Police Department, Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management and developed policy on issues ranging from police reform, public safety operations, domestic violence, and youth violence prevention in Chicago. Her work on violence prevention spanned issues such as workforce development, homelessness, school climate, mentoring, and behavioral health. During her tenure in Chicago, Janey worked closely with researchers to evaluate publicly funded programs and to scale up the ones that were proven effective.

Prior to working in the Chicago Mayor’s Office, she was the Firearms Policy Coordinator and senior counsel for New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She has practiced law, taught high school, and worked in the nonprofit sector. She holds a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D./LL.M from Duke Law School.

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