Jonah is the Research Director of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. He has conducted research on the criminal justice system for more than ten years for a range of government and nonprofit agencies including the Vera Institute of Justice and Michigan’s State Appellate Defender Office. His research interests revolve around access to justice, the efficient operation of the criminal justice system, prisoner reentry, and policy development. He completed his doctoral research at the University of Michigan on the prevalence and implications of parole revocation among technical violations in the state of Michigan. At MIDC, Jonah is responsible for identifying institutional research priorities, overseeing data collection and analysis, and translating research findings into best practices.