Jon is a nonprofit executive who has spent more than a decade fighting the injustices of the criminal legal system. Before joining IDP, he was the Director of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, a project of the Center for Court Innovation, a national leader in criminal legal system reform. Jon was instrumental in establishing Brooklyn Justice Initiatives and led the expansion of its staff from a team of just ten to more than 100. Along with his significant professional accomplishments, Jon brings a personal understanding of how the criminal legal and immigration systems are designed to destroy lives and separate families. The son of immigrant parents from Colombia, Jon brings his lived experience and bicultural perspective to his work.