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Leadership

Lisa Foster

Co-Director
Lisa Foster is a retired judge and the former Director of the Office for Access to Justice at the United States Department of Justice. As a California Superior Court Judge …
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Joanna Weiss

Co-Director
Joanna Weiss was the Director of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.  Joanna created and managed the Foundation’s fines and fees portfolio, garnering millions of dollars of …
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Staff

Jonathan Ben-Menachem

Policy and Communications Associate
Jonathan Ben-Menachem is a Policy and Communications Associate at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. In order to maintain a user-friendly Clearinghouse for activists, legislators, and other justice system stakeholders, …
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Briana Hammons

Research and Campaign Associate
Briana Hammons is a Research and Campaign Associate at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She contributes to the maintenance of the Clearinghouse by selecting, reviewing, and translating policy reports, …
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Jarienn James

Lewis Steel Racial Justice Fellow
Jarienn James is a Lewis Steel Racial Justice Fellow at New York Law School. She performs a host of legal research and advocacy work furthering the initiatives of the Racial …
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Ashley Thomas

Florida State Director
Ashley Thomas is the Florida State Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center. Ashley works throughout the state of Florida to advance state and local campaigns to reform the …
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Advisory Board

Lenore Anderson

Advisory Board
Lenore Anderson is the founder and President of Alliance for Safety and Justice, and founder and Executive Director of Californians for Safety and Justice. She is an attorney with extensive …
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Peter Edelman

Advisory Board
Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is faculty director of …
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Jason Ehrich

Advisory Board
Jason Ehrich is SVP of Audience Development and Partnerships for FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN).
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Alexes Harris

Advisory Board
Alexes Harris, Ph.D., is the Presidential Term Professor and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Dr. Harris’ work has spanned the criminal justice system, including juvenile justice, case …
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Juliene James

Advisory Board
Juliene James is the Director of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Julie develops and executes investment strategies to reform community supervision, prisons, reintegration, and fines and …
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Miriam Krinsky

Advisory Board
Miriam Krinsky has a unique combination of skills and expertise that enable her to lead Fair and Just Prosecution and serve as a resource for newly elected prosecutors. She previously …
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Karol Mason

Advisory Board
Over the course of her long career, John Jay College President Karol V. Mason has been a legal pioneer and an exceptional voice for equality, fairness, and criminal justice reform. …
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William R. Maurer

Advisory Board
William Maurer is the Managing Attorney of the Washington office of the Institute for Justice. He was the lead counsel in a class action challenge the use of tickets to …
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Jeffrey Selbin

Advisory Board
Jeffrey Selbin is a clinical professor of law and directs the Policy Advocacy Clinic. From 2014 to 2017, Selbin served as co-faculty director of the Henderson Center for Social Justice, and from …
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Jo-Ann Wallace

Advisory Board
Jo-Ann Wallace is President and CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Before becoming head of NLADA, Jo-Ann was the organization’s senior vice president for programs, responsible for …
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