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Lori Toscano

Board Member

Lori Toscano

Lori Toscano is the Director of Justice Technical Assistance at WestEd. Lori works to expand and deepen WestEd’s justice work and impact. Her primary area of expertise is Community Violence Intervention (CVI) technical assistance, training development, program development and implementation.

Lori has over 25 years of experience in community-based violence prevention and intervention. Previously, Lori was the Executive Director of Program Innovation at Cure Violence Global and the Director of Safe Streets Baltimore. She has provided technical assistance to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Supporting Male Survivors of Violence and Advancing Hospital-based Victims Services demonstration projects. She has worked both nationally and internationally with cities and communities disproportionally impacted by violence. She is currently leading a technical assistance project in Pennsylvania where she and her team support over 175 agencies and community-based organizations implementing violence prevention, intervention, re-entry, and/or transformation and healing projects.

Lori received a BS from Towson State University and a MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore.

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