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Staff

EXECUTIVE
Emily N. Tatro, Esq. | Interim Executive Director  

POLICY 
Benjamin L. Moser, M.P.A. | Senior Research & Policy Analyst  

OPERATIONS
Jeff C. Capley | Office Administrator  


EMILY TATRO joined CCE in 2015. As Interim Executive Director, she provides leadership to ensure that CCE remains a respected, independent voice in the District of Columbia’s justice system. Ms. Tatro partners with the board of directors, staff, and others to achieve programmatic and financial objectives that align with the short- and long-term goals specified in CCE’s strategic plan.

Prior to her appointment to this role, Ms. Tatro, a Georgetown University law graduate, was CCE’s Senior Policy Counsel. In that capacity, she worked extensively with the Criminal Justice Committee, which develops and implements projects to address the most pressing issues in the District of Columbia's criminal justice system. Ms. Tatro led CCE's re-entry initiatives to effect reforms to help people returning from incarceration and their support networks. Through her involvement with various coalitions, Ms. Tatro has monitored developing criminal justice issues to identify opportunities for CCE to effect change.

Prior to joining CCE, Ms. Tatro was the criminal and disability rights fellow for the D.C. Jail and Prison Advocacy Project at Disability Rights D.C., a program of University Legal Services. Previously, she was a teacher in Chicago with Teach for America.

As a volunteer, Ms. Tatro coaches soccer for the Barry Farms Recreation Center girls' team through D.C. Scores. In 2017, Leadership for Educational Equity recognized her with a Public Leaders Fellowship.

Recent publications: 

Improving Mental Health Services and Outcomes for All: The D.C. Department of Behavioral Health and the Justice System (2018)

Beyond Second Chances: Returning Citizens' Re-Entry Struggles and Successes in the District of Columbia (2016)

Administrative Justice in the District of Columbia: Recommendations to Improve D.C.'s Office of Administrative Hearings (2016)

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BEN MOSER joined CCE in early 2016. Mr. Moser manages CCE’s policy and research-related initiatives in the areas of criminal, juvenile, civil, and administrative law and behavioral health. He also staffs CCE’s four standing committees: Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and Justice Education.

His work has included assessing the effectiveness of D.C. government agencies on behalf of the Office of the D.C. Auditor (ODCA); a cross-jurisdictional review of public access to electronic court records; and researching the barriers faced by people returning to D.C. from prison or jail. Mr. Moser has led CCE's initiatives related to the intersection of the behavioral health and criminal justice systems. Most recently, on behalf of ODCA, he managed CCE’s comprehensive review of the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health and its interactions with justice-involved people. The resulting 191-page report he authored featured 25 findings and 77 recommendations for DBH’s improvement. Mr. Moser is also involved with various coalitions, through which he monitors developing justice issues to identify opportunities for CCE to effect change.

Prior to joining CCE, Mr. Moser worked with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP as a consultant on anti-human trafficking, refugee, and immigration policy issues. Previously, he was an anti-human trafficking program officer at Ayuda in Washington, D.C. and a behavioral health research analyst for The University of New Mexico’s Center for Behavioral Health.

Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and American Sign Language, he frequently volunteers as a community legal interpreter. In 2015, Mr. Moser served on Maryland’s Workgroup to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking to which he was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan.

Mr. Moser earned his Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages from The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his Master of Public Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

Recent publications: 

Improving Mental Health Services and Outcomes for All: The D.C. Department of Behavioral Health and the Justice System (2018)

Victim's Guide to the District of Columbia Justice System (2017)

Remote Public Access to Electronic Court Records: A Cross-Jurisdictional Review for the D.C. Courts (2017)

Beyond Second Chances: Returning Citizens' Re-Entry Struggles and Successes in the District of Columbia (2016)

Administrative Justice in the District of Columbia: Recommendations to Improve D.C.'s Office of Administrative Hearings (2016)

JEFF C. CAPLEY joined CCE in 2004. As office administrator, he manages CCE’s day-to-day operations, including facilities and equipment, IT, employee benefits, and finance. He works closely with the executive director to staff the Finance and Executive Committees, playing a key role in creating CCE’s annual budget and coordinating the audit process. Mr. Capley handles logistics for the Justice Potter Stewart Award Dinner, board meetings, and CCE's annual Holiday Reception.

He previously served as manager of donations processing at World Wildlife Fund and assistant manager of donor recruitment for the American Red Cross in Baltimore.

Mr. Capley earned his Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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