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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Jennifer Doleac

Justice Tech Lab
Charlottesville, VA
Jennifer Doleac is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia’s Batten School, and Director of the Justice Tech Lab. Professor Doleac is also a Nonresident Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, a faculty affiliate of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame, as well as a member of the Poverty, Employment, and Self-Sufficiency Network coordinated by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin.

Professor Doleac studies the economics of crime and discrimination, with a particular focus on how technology and surveillance affect public safety. Past and current work addresses topics such as DNA databases, gun violence, prisoner re-entry, and the unintended consequences of “ban the box” policies.

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