Anne Milgram

VP criminal justice, Arnold Foundation
Anne Milgram is committed to using data and analytics to fight crime.

Why you should listen

Anne Milgram worked her way up the legal system, working as a criminal prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney's office and at the US Department of Justice. In 2007, she was appointed New Jersey’s Attorney General, when she found herself in charge of 21 prosecutors and some 30,000 law enforcement officers. It was there that she realized that the criminal justice system is broken, relying too often on individual instinct and insight and failing to make use of the reams of data that are generated every day.

Since then, Milgram has devoted herself to trying to fix this issue, both in New Jersey and now at the Arnold Foundation, where she is the vice president of criminal justice.

Milgram graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers and holds a masters of philosophy degree in social and political theory from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law and currently serves as a senior fellow at the NYU Law School Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. She is also a member of the Covenant House International Board of Directors.

Anne Milgram’s TED talk

Anne Milgram on the TED Blog