Daniel Hafetz is Senior Counsel to the Attorney General, focusing on community violence intervention and public safety innovation. He is a former middle school social studies teacher and a veteran of New York City government and non-profits. Dan’s non-government work spans legal representation of grass roots community-based organizations, and support of non-profits and government entities in the areas of reentry, housing, public safety, community development, and job training. Dan held several positions in NYC government, including as Counsel to the NYC Council’s Health Committee, and served in senior roles at the NYC Housing Authority and the NYC Department of Social Services. He began his legal career as a Skadden Fellow at Brooklyn Legal Service Corp. A. Dan earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, holds Master of Arts from Brooklyn College, and a degree in Anthropology from Princeton University.