Anne Milgram Biography
Anne Milgram is an American attorney, politician, legal thinker, and academic who served as the 57th Attorney General of New Jersey from 2007 to 2010. Anne reformed the Camden Police Department and injected data and evidence into decisions about how to fight crime and make communities safer.
Milgram is currently a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law. She was the founding head of the Criminal Justice Initiative at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
Milgram also serves as a member of the Covenant House International Board of Directors, the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors, and the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Advisory Board. She is a former TED speaker and published author.
Anne Milgram Age
Milgram was born between 1970 and 1971.
Anne Milgram Husband
Milgram is married. The name of her husband is not yet known to the public. The couple, however, has a son and they all reside in New York City.
Anne Milgram Education
Milgram graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers College in 1992 with a degree in English and Political Science, where she was also a member of the Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society. She also earned her Master of Philosophy in social and political theory from the University of Cambridge in 1993 and subsequently received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1996.
Anne Milgram Early career
From 1996 to 1997, Milgram clerked for United States District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton. Later in 1997, she began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She went on to work in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, where she served as the Special Litigation Counsel for Human Trafficking and led the Department’s human trafficking prosecutions. She was counsel to Senator Jon Corzine during his final year in the United States Senate.
Anne Milgram Attorney General of New Jersey
On September 1, 2006, Milgram became Acting Attorney General, after the resignation of former Attorney General Zulima Farber. From 2007 to 2010, Milgram served as New Jersey’s Attorney General. She led the 9,000-person Department of Law & Public Safety. Milgram was New Jersey’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer and in that capacity, she directed the State Division of Criminal Justice and had oversight responsibility for the prosecutors and nearly 30,000 local law enforcement officers statewide.
She led investigations into street gangs, violent crime, public corruption, securities fraud, and organized crime. She also implemented a statewide initiative to improve public safety and reduce violent crime through crime prevention, law enforcement, and re-entry. Milgram also oversaw and reformed the Camden Police Department and in doing so she reduced murders in Camden, NJ by 41% and all crime by 26%.
Anne Milgram Intergovernmental Cooperation | Anne Milgram BAFT
In 2007, Milgram announced a partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF). This was to allow New Jersey to trace the sources of illegal firearms through real-time electronic access to BATF’s E-Trace system, a nationwide database that lists a firearm’s first purchaser, date of purchase, and the retailer from which the gun was purchased. As Attorney General, she directed all police departments in New Jersey to forward all gun tracing information to E-trace to build a New Jersey database.
Anne Milgram Arnold Foundation
Milgram has championed the use of smart data, analytics, and technology as a way to reinvent the criminal justice system. At the Arnold Foundation, Milgram led the creation, development and national implementation of a new pretrial risk assessment tool to provide judges with more information for when they decide whether to release or jail people who have been arrested.
In addition to developing the Public Safety Risk Assessment tool, she spearheaded more than $55 million in philanthropic grants and operational projects. This included significant efforts to: shift the national focus from the back end of the criminal justice system (probation, parole, and reentry) to the front end of the system (pretrial); expand the research base for criminal justice; create state and local criminal data warehouses; work cross-sector to combine crime, health, education, housing and social service data to identify and test new areas of intervention and diversion; and develop a broader strategy for national criminal justice reform.