Joshua Young, MSt

Joshua Young is the Deputy Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity (CPE). In this position, Josh is responsible for strategic planning, leading cross-functional initiatives, organizational design, and change management. 

Before joining CPE, Josh was the law enforcement lead at a big-four consulting firm.  He managed a multi-disciplinary and large multi-national team in complex management consulting projects focused on optimizing organizational performance. Before consulting, Josh served as a police supervisor, SWAT Operator, and Undercover Detective.  Josh was the first known line-level police officer to successfully integrate a major randomized controlled trial (RCT) within a police organization. This mega-study was one of the largest multi-site RCTs in the history of criminal justice research and his article titled, “Report: increases in police use of force in the presence of body-worn cameras…” is the “Top Downloaded and Mentioned Article” in the history of the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Josh has a master’s degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). He is the co-founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP), an internationally recognized expert on evidence-based practices, a Fellow at the National Police Foundation, and a LEADS scholar with the National Institute of Justice.