Data Unit Director
Jessica M. Gratz, PhD., serves as the Data Unit Director for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Dr. Gratz leads all efforts for data tracking, analysis, and reporting for the Bureau, and oversees the management of all agency grant awards. Dr. Gratz started her career with the Bureau in 2016, shortly after the state passed Justice Reinvestment legislation.
Dr. Gratz previously served the state as a program specialist for the Alabama Department of Senior Services. In 2015, she completed her doctoral degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University. She also holds a Master and Bachelor of Science degree in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University Montgomery.