Seema Gajwani is Special Counsel for Juvenile Justice Reform and Chief of the Restorative Justice Program Section at the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Prior to this position, Gajwani ran the Criminal Justice Program at the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C., funding efforts to improve criminal and juvenile justice systems across the country, with a focus on pretrial detention reform and prosecutorial culture change. Gajwani started her career as a trial attorney at the D.C. Public Defender Service representing juvenile and adult defendants for 6 years. During her time at New York University School of Law Gajwani interned at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the King County Defender Association in Seattle, Washington, and the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in New Orleans. She graduated from Northwestern University. In 2019 Gajwani was selected to be an Obama Foundation Fellow for her work on restorative justice.

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Sat October 31, 2020