Dijonée Talley currently serves as a Policy Analyst for the City of New Haven, Connecticut. She recently completed an Emerging Leader Fellowship with Health Promotion Council to strengthen the role of youth voices in Pennsylvania’s gun violence prevention policy efforts.
Dijonée is also pursuing her PhD in Criminal Justice from Temple University. She brings experience working on violence prevention efforts as an applied researcher, community organizer, and educator. She has conducted evaluations and developed programming for YouthStat, a school-based intervention that seeks to reduce justice involvement, and developed policy skills while staffing the Connecticut legislature’s Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee. She also has a long track record of educating young people, including most recently overseeing Ourchive’s Youth Justice Advocacy program.
Dijonée holds a BA in social thought and political economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MS in criminal justice and forensic psychology from the University of New Haven.