Board of Directors

Project Youth Court’s Board of Directors is committed to bringing together guiding voices from throughout the New Haven community. We believe the strength of our organization is tied to accountable management by people who have active stakes in balanced and restorative justice. Our board members are committed to steering our organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound governance, financial management policies, and long-term strategic planning.

Andrew Grass

Co-Founder and Board Chair

McKinsey & Company

Benjamin Cheney

Vice Chair

Wiggin and Dana LLP

William Kalinowski


Burzenski & Company, PC

Ronnell Higgins


Chief of Police, Yale University

Scott Jones


Senior Assistant Public Defender

Tamar Birckhead


Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, PC

Arnold Amore


Amore Law

Leonard Jahad


Executive Director of the Connecticut Violence Intervention Program (CT-VIP)