Bradley Pierre brings two decades of experience as an innovative leader in the nonprofit and government sector. Bradley’s professional journey reflects his lifelong commitment to racial and social justice and his work has focused on the communities most impacted by poverty, systemic racism, and the collateral consequences of mass incarceration.
Prior to joining the team at the Haywood Burns Institute, Bradley worked for the Center for Court Innovation where he served as the Project Director for the Harlem Community Justice Center. Under Bradley’s leadership, the Justice Center underwent a transformative change in culture and programming aimed at addressing the issues faced by New York City’s Harlem community through the lens of racial justice and equity. Preceding his work at the Center for Court Innovation, Bradley served as the Director of Programs for the Division of Youth and Family Justice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, where he worked to revise policies and implement reforms aimed at transforming the culture of juvenile detention, child welfare and reducing the number of incarcerated youth in NYC. Over the course of his career in public service, Bradley has held key leadership roles in a broad range of nonprofit organizations serving justice involved youth, families, formerly incarcerated individuals, and those experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Bradley is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master’s degree in Education (School Psychology). Bradley brings a significant wealth of experience and knowledge to support the mission and work of the Hayward Burns Institute.