Marc Krupanski works and writes on policing & security, community health & safety, and organizing, power & democracy. He is especially interested in community-based solutions to safety, health, and justice.
He cut his teeth as a community organizer in the United States on campaigns related to police and criminal justice, racial justice, immigration, and economic justice. He also conducted extensive volunteer work and research on community empowerment and social justice related efforts in southern Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, and Diné (Navajo) communities.
Marc worked on international security sector reform and governance with the Geneva-based, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He also worked for the New York-based, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), where he focused on police and criminal justice reform and oversight, including developing CCR’s police misconduct portfolio through cases such as CCR’s landmark cases on stop-and-frisk (Daniels and Floyd) and through legislative advocacy and coalition-building. He also worked on CCR’s dockets related to protest and assembly rights, racial justice, immigration detention, and national security. Additionally, Marc was an organizer with Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a New York City-wide and multi-organizational platform to advance community safety and oversight of the New York Police Department. He also held a brief stint with UNITE-HERE labor union where he led public surveys and outreach related to a garment & retail workers unionization campaign. He moonlighted over several years as a stats stringer for Major League Baseball.
He’s a graduate of New York University (New York, USA) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies.
Currently, he is a program officer with the Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations, where he leads the grant-making portfolio related to law enforcement, harm reduction, and public health. Before joining the Public Health Program, he served as a program officer with Open Society’s Justice Initiative, where he worked to address ethnic profiling and advance fair and effective policing in Western Europe, as well as on statelessness in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Follow him on Twitter: @PolicingWatch.