Executive Director, Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (CTJJA)
Co-author: Connecticut’s Comprehensive Approach to Reducing In-School Arrests: Changes in Statewide Policy, Systems Coordination, and School Practices
Ms. Anderson became executive director of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (CTJJA) in 2007 and immediately protected hard-won reforms, such as the Raise the Age bill, which removed thousands of teens from adult courts and facilities. She is a member of the Executive Implementation Team overseeing Connecticut’s Joint Juvenile Justice Plan between the Judicial Branch and Department of Children and Families and is an official appointee to the legislatively mandated Juvenile Jurisdiction Policy and Operations Coordinating Council. She also co-chairs the state’s Keep the Promise Children’s Committee. Abby has served as co-chair of the Executive Committee of the National Juvenile Justice Network since 2007.