Sarah Schirmer

Senior Managing Consultant
PFM Group Consulting LLC
Contact

400 Lafayette Street, Suite 304
New Orleans, LA 70130

schirmers@pfm.com
504.930.7686 office
504.330.2579 cell

Specialties
Consulting, Specialized Services

State & Local Governments

Education
B.A. in Political Science
Temple University

M.P.A.
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Cornell University

Started with PFM: 2018

Started in the Field: 2006

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Sarah Schirmer has been a senior managing consultant in PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting practice and a Senior Fellow in PFM’s Center for Justice & Safety Finance since 2018. Sarah supports local government clients with criminal justice and public safety priorities and performance and operational assessments. Sarah brings to the Center more than ten years of experience working in the criminal justice field, with a focus on policy, data analysis and research.

Prior to joining PFM, Sarah was the criminal justice policy advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu in New Orleans, where she was responsible for strategic planning, policy research, and cross- agency coordination of the Mayor’s priorities for the criminal and juvenile justice systems. In this role, she led the city’s participation in the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative to reduce overuse of jail. In this role, Sarah led the city’s initial application and implementation of a $1.65 million award that contributed to a 21% reduction in New Orleans’ jail population within two years that has been sustained.

Sarah was one of the inaugural members of the New Orleans Innovation Delivery Team where she was responsible for all performance management and measurement of the city’s initiatives pertaining to its murder reduction, customer service and economic opportunity strategies.

Sarah has also evaluated problem-solving courts in Maryland, provided research assistance to The Sentencing Project and Center for Employment Opportunities, and early in her career, was an assistant budget analyst at the New York City Office of Management and Budget.

 
Contact

400 Lafayette Street, Suite 304
New Orleans, LA 70130

schirmers@pfm.com
504.930.7686 office
504.330.2579 cell

Specialties
Consulting, Specialized Services

State & Local Governments

Education
B.A. in Political Science
Temple University

M.P.A.
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Cornell University

Started with PFM: 2018

Started in the Field: 2006

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Download Vcard

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