Carlos Manjarrez is the Chief Data Officer at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, DC. He has over 20 years of social, economic and cultural policy research experience and has managed over 15 data collection efforts, in coordination with partners from every US state, DC, Puerto Rico and the outer lying territories. While at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, he established the first cultural data program within the US Federal Statistical System. His work explores a wide range of community development topics, including: demand for and delivery of civil legal aid, food systems and insecurity, health and wellness of public housing residents, and public funding of cultural agencies and programs. He has received support for his research from a wide variety of private foundations and public agencies including: The Kresge Foundation, The Mellon Foundations, The Hewlett Foundation. The National Endowment for the Arts, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, U.S. AID, The World Bank Group, Urban Libraries Council, and the Kimsey Foundation. 

Carlos Manjarrez will participate in the World Justice Forum working session How to Use Data and Design to Make Justice Innovations More Effective.