Jessica McMiller Baptiste

Senior Associate

Jessica joined the Civic Consulting Alliance in May. She will be involved in projects in the Public Safety and Criminal Justice program areas.

Prior to joining Civic Consulting, Jessica served as Chief of Staff for the Nation's third largest youth prison system, where she worked to reduce juvenile incarceration rates to historically low levels and lay out the Department's strategy for juvenile justice reform. A licensed attorney, Jessica has covered policy and legislation at the international, national, and state levels.

Jessica holds a J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law and a B.A. in History from DePaul University, and in true Chicago fashion, promotes her high school alma mater, Oak Park and River Forest High School. Jessica spends her spare time testing new playgrounds with her family, perusing antique fairs, and solving crosswords.