Kristi Riley is a second year PhD student in the sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her studies focus on critical criminology, feminist theory, and popular culture, and she hopes to explore participatory action research. She holds B.A.s in psychology and community studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s of Science in conflict resolution from the University of Oregon Law School. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Kristi spent the past decade working in justice reform, most recently on issues related to reducing the use of jail incarceration at the local level. A New Risk Principle challenges the assumptions of contemporary criminal justice risk assessment tools by focusing on the ways inequality drives justice involvement and enhances criminalization. Kristi hopes to partner with one or more community bail funds to inform a tool that focuses on assessing the ways communities contribute to—and, hopefully, can reduce—criminalization by investing in public welfare.