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    Daniel Eric Sandoval
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    Technical Co-Founder of SAM. Human Experience Designer. Working to end the access to justice gap.

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    Anna Kim
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    Anna Kim is a Youth & Family Counselor at Youth Eastside Services.  She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington.

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    Anne Lee
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    Anne Lee is the Executive Director of TeamChild, a statewide nonprofit organization in Washington providing legal representation and advocacy for children and youth who are at risk of juvenile court involvement. TeamChild helps young people obtain education, mental and medical health services, housing and other support.

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    Anne Price
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    Anne Price is President of Insight Center, a national research and economic justice organization working to ensure that all people become and remain economically secure. Anne has spent over 20 years working in the public sector on issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development, and higher education. Since 2011, Anne has led the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative at the Insight Center, elevating the voices and opinions of experts of color in national economic debates and policy making. Her tireless work has brought the issue of the racial wealth gap into mainstream consciousness and vernacular with an explosion of media coverage of the data and research quantifying racial differences in wealth accumulation.

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    April Faith-Slaker
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    Researcher and access to justice enthusiast, working at the Access to Justice Lab located at Harvard Law School.

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    Becky Gould
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    Becky Gould is the Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed, a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.

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    Carol Ashley
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    Carol Ashley is a civil rights attorney and serves as the Enforcement Director, Office of Civil Rights - U.S. Department of Education.

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    Casey Trupin
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    Casey Trupin is Program Officer at the Raikes Foundation, which focuses on supporting and making a difference for some of the most vulnerable youth as well as increasing educational opportunity. Casey Trupin is a program officer for the foundation’s youth homelessness strategy. He has represented thousands of foster youth and homeless adults in litigation and worked on state and federal legislation designed to improve services to low-income children, youth and adults. Previously, he served as the coordinating attorney for the Children and Youth Project at Columbia Legal Services in Seattle, advocating for at-risk, homeless and foster children and youth. Casey is a special advisor to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Homelessness and Poverty as well as a former co-chair of the ABA’s Children’s Rights Litigation Committee. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles on at-risk, homeless, and foster children and has been awarded the ABA’s Child Advocacy Award—Distinguished Lawyer (2011), the National Network for Youth Advocacy Spirit Award (2010), and the Congressional Angel in Adoption Award (2005). From 2006-12, Casey served as the inaugural chair of the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program at the University of Washington School of Law, from which he graduated with honors in 1999.

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    James Bamberger
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    James Bamberger is the Director of the Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA), which is an independent judicial branch agency responsible for administration and oversight of state funds that are appropriated by the Legislature to provide civil legal aid services to low income people in Washington State. Prior to leading OCLA, he was part of the executive leadership team of Columbia Legal Services, and had also served as the Executive Director of Spokane Legal Services.  Jim has extensive experience in statewide and national legal services.

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    James Harvey
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    Executive Director, National Superintendents Roundtable The National Superintendents Roundtable is a membership of 100 superintendents from around the U.S. focused on ensuring that public education opens doors for all.

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    Jill Malat
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    Jill Malat leads the Washington State Children's Representation Program within the Washington State Office for Civil Legal Aid.  The mission of the Children's Representation Program is to underwrite and oversee the delivery of standards based, meaningful, effective and culturally competent attorney representationfor legall free children who remain in the foster care system six months following termination of their parents' rights, with the goal of achieving early permanent placements consistent with the children's stated interests and relevant child well-being indicators. Prior to serving in this statewide leadership role, Jill served as a longtime criminal public defender in King County, WA.

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    Nick Allen
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    Nick Allen is the Directing Attorney of the Institutions Project of Columbia Legal Services, a statewide nonprofit civil legal aid program in Washington State. The Project focuses on the civil rights and civil legal needs of institutionalized people, especially those in prisons and jails, and removing barriers to community reentry for people formerly incarcerated. He is an expert in the legal financial obligations (LFOs) – the fees, fines and restitution imposed by the court as part of a criminal judgment and sentence; has worked on issues related to juvenile life without parole in Washington State. Additionally, as a Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellow, he advocates for policies that change the way youth are transferred to and sentenced in the adult criminal justice system.

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    Radha Friedman
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    I am passionate about the rights of women and girls, and have spent nearly two decades working on four continents to help strengthen women's access to land, funding, and justice. I currently work with the World Justice Project where I bring together unlikely collaborators and help fund and pilot their ideas to improve justice in their communities. We have supported 91 projects in 61 countries, and our research shows that the most successful projects involve multidisciplinary collaboration, so we are seeking funds to do more!

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    Relational Poverty Network
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    The Relational Poverty Network (RPN) convenes an international community of scholars, teachers, policy makers and activists working within and beyond academia, to develop conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and pedagogies. Relational poverty i) shifts from thinking about ‘the poor and poor others’ to relationships of power and privilege, ii) works across boundaries to foster a transnational, comparative and interdisciplinary approach to poverty research, iii) involves multidirectional theory building that incorporates marginalized voices to build innovative concepts for poverty research.

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    Reveka Shteynberg
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    Reveka Shteynberg is a PhD Candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY. She received her Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY and her Bacherlor' degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. She currently works as a Senior Research Associate on the Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) Project, a DOJ-funded multi-year study examining implementation of counsel at first appearance programs in rural and urban jurisdictions in six upstate NY counties. She is also a Research Analyst for the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, where she conducts research analysis and consultation for a family court needs assessment and feasibility evaluation project. Before graduate school, She worked as a research analyst for Control Risks, a securities and investigations firm. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant for Hennington and Associates, a trial and jury consultation firm. Research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and the law surrounding criminal justice decision-making policies and practices. Broadly, her research concerns issues surrounding plea bargaining and adjudication, indigent defense, court and legal reform, program implementation and evaluation, juvenile justice, and research methodologies.

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    Socorro Herrera
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    DR. SOCORRO HERRERA is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education at Kansas State University and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA). As an international keynote speaker, district consultant, and trainer of trainers, she has assisted teachers across the country and the globe to chart new paths to academic success for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Her research focuses on literacy and academic opportunities with CLD students and their families, reading strategies, and teacher preparation for diverse classrooms. Dr. Herrera has authored six textbooks and numerous articles for publication in journals such as Bilingual Research Journal, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Journal of Research in Education, Journal of Latinos and Education, Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, and International Journal of Multicultural Education.

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    William Vesneski
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    William Vesneski is a J.D., PhD and teaches in the area of Social Work as well as consults on organizational development.  He special began his career as a public defender in juvenile court, representing parents in dependency proceedings and youth in criminal prosecutions. After receiving his MSW from the University of Washington in 1998, he spent a decade as a staff member and consultant to the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association where he helped steer the association’s national evaluation activities. Subsequently, he served as a senior manager with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation where he directed the foundation’s social welfare giving in the Pacific Northwest.

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