Leslie Mullins

Leslie Mullins

Leslie Mullins has worked in the field of community and economic development for over 15 years, with expertise in the areas of strategic planning, affordable housing development, program evaluation, capacity building, and project management. Leslie leads the Crime and Justice Institute’s (CJI) strategic planning technical assistance work in Louisiana, oversees Justice Reinvestments Initiative publications, and is the project manager for technical assistance in several states seeking to infuse best practices and improve reintegration into the community and community corrections.

Prior to joining CJI, Leslie worked extensively with local agencies to solve complex problems. Notably, Leslie led the development and implementation of the City of Oakland’s Preservation and Rehabilitation of Existing Affordable Rental Housing Funding program and managed the development of affordable multifamily rental units throughout California. Leslie is committed to using a multidisciplinary approach to help to improve the lives of vulnerable populations. Leslie received their BS in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, their master’s in city planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and their PhD in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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