Policy & Research Director
Tim Curry is the Policy & Research Director at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. In this capacity, he leads the organization’s advocacy and informational output. Through tools, educational materials, litigation support, and strategic technical assistance, he works to empower advocates, policymakers, and anyone seeking to make change in how fines and fees are imposed and the ways they impact individuals. Tim is also FFJC’s lead amicus counsel, lending support to appellate cases addressing fines and fees at the state and federal level.
Prior to joining FFJC, Tim worked for nearly a decade with the National Juvenile Defender Center (now the Gault Center) where he promoted equitable justice for young people in juvenile courts across the country. At NJDC, he undertook in-depth assessments of state-based defense systems; worked to eliminate collateral consequences of court involvement, including financial burdens; led the organization’s amicus practice; and advocated for reforms aimed at combatting legal disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression.
Before entering policy reform, Tim was the Supervising Attorney at D.C. Law Students in Court and an E. Barrett Prettyman Post-Graduate Fellow at Georgetown Law. In both of those positions, he defended people accused of crimes in the District of Columbia while also supervising the defense practice of third-year clinical students. Before earning his law degree, Tim worked with various humanitarian relief and refugee organizations in West Africa and had a career in television and magazine journalism.
Tim holds an LLM in Advocacy from Georgetown Law, a JD from American University Washington College of Law, and a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. He is based in Washington, DC and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.