Raffaele works with New York State’s Office of Children and Family Services on the implementation of a new set of standards for secure and specialized secure detention that guide facilities to improve living and learning conditions for young people in detention. He also supports the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Teams program on the organization of a decade’s worth of program management and delivery knowledge developed across three cohorts and over a dozen cities.
Before joining Bennett Midland, Raffaele researched policy solutions to ban high interest, short-term lending to low-income residents in his home state of New Mexico. He also contributed to a report to the New Mexico State Legislature detailing necessary improvements to critical infrastructure in rural communities. He has served in constituent services departments with the Offices of Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) and Mayor Tim Keller (Albuquerque).
Raffaele holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in International and Public Affairs and History, both from Brown University.