Maggie Wolk


Maggie has fifteen years of experience advancing large-scale systems change in city government and not-for-profits, with a particular emphasis on criminal justice. She is skilled in strategic planning as well as incubating and implementing new initiatives. At Bennett Midland, Maggie is supporting Johns Hopkins University on the launch of a new center for civic innovation and engagement. Maggie also provides advice across our engagements related to justice reform, including our work with the New York City reentry program GOSO (Getting Out and Staying Out).

Prior to joining the firm, Maggie spearheaded the launch of a $250 million investment of asset forfeiture funds into innovative community-based programs and justice reform initiatives on behalf of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. These investments provided crucial services to thousands of New Yorkers and created a roadmap for how to successfully reinvest in communities overrepresented in the justice system. Maggie also supported new policies to end the prosecution of crimes of poverty and developed diversion programs to drastically reduce the number of people coming into contact with the criminal justice system in New York City. Maggie previously managed justice initiatives at the New York City Department of Correction, the Vera Institute of Justice, and the Center for Court Innovation.

Maggie holds a BA from University of Michigan and an MPA from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.

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Service Type
Client Type
Government, Not-for-profit
Issue Area
Civic Innovation