Project Director for Youth Justice Programs at the Center for Court Innovation in New York City
Breakout Session Presenter: Diversion Models to Keep Kids on Track
Co-author: School-based Youth Courts: Creating a Restorative Justice Alternative to Traditional School Disciplinary Responses
Nancy Fishman is the project director for Youth Justice Programs at the Center for Court Innovation in New York City, overseeing the coordination and development of the Center's early intervention, prevention and diversion programs for young people. Her work also includes direct supervision of some of the Center's youth court, truancy, and youth development programs, as well as technical assistance on youth court development and other youth justice issues. Prior to joining the Center, she served as project director for the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project at the Council of State Governments Justice Center and as the senior law and policy analyst and director of the Equal Justice Initiative for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. She has taught at New York University School of Law, and was a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of New York. Ms. Fishman received her J.D. and B.A. from Yale University and also received an M.A. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.