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Sarah Bryer

juvenile-justice-reform_Sarah-BryerSarah Bryer, NJJN's Executive Director, has been working in the juvenile and criminal justice fields for more than thirty years. Prior to joining NJJN, she lived in New York City where she was the Director of Policy and Planning at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), an alternative-to-incarceration program serving more than 10,000 misdemeanor and felony-level court-involved youth and adults per year.

Also in New York, Ms. Bryer worked at the Center for Court Innovation where she started the Bronx and Queens drug courts, and subsequently was the Manager of Youth Programs, where she initiated one of New York City’s first Youth Courts in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

She has been a victim-offender mediator for court-involved youth in California and was an appellate investigator for adults on death row. She received a bachelor with honors and distinction in anthropology from Stanford University and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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