Meet the Staff
Susan Broderick is the Project Director for CJJR's MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change Initiative. Susan's work focuses on supporting the active participation of prosecutors in the Models for Change reform efforts. This support includes providing training and technical assistance to prosecutors within the four core states, as well as disseminating information and providing outreach to prosecutors nationally on the Models for Change reform efforts.
Susan received her B.A. degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1989. She worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office from 1989 until 2003. During that time, she was assigned to the Trial Division, where she handled Domestic Violence and Homicide cases and was also a member of the Sex Crimes Unit. In 2000, she was appointed Deputy Bureau Chief of the Family Violence and Child Abuse Bureau. As Deputy Chief, she supervised a unit of senior level attorneys on all aspects of Child Abuse prosecutions.
Susan also lectured extensively throughout the community and trained members of the New York City Police Department on Child Abuse and Child Fatalities. She was a member of the Mayor's Child Abuse Task Force, the New York City Network on Abuse and Neglect, the New State Sexual Assault Legislative Subcommittee and the Mayor's Abandoned Infant Protection Act Subcommittee.
In 2003, Susan joined the staff at the National District Attorney's Association's National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse. She served as a Senior Attorney until September of 2006, when she was appointed Director of the Juvenile Justice Program. In June of 2006, she was named Interim Director of APRI, NDAA's Research and Development Division.
Ms. Sorrel Concodora joined the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) in July 2010 as the Program Manager of the CJJR--RFK Children's Action Corps Partnership, and to work with the Project Director on the Center's Models for Change work. Sorrel manages the partnership's quarterly electronic newsletter and events, and supports several of CJJR's efforts within the Models for Change Initiative, in particular those focusing on diversion programming and truancy.
Prior to joining CJJR, Sorrel worked at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) as the Juvenile Justice Division Program Coordinator. Her various tasks included coordinating the CWLA National Juvenile Justice Symposium and managing CWLA's quarterly newsletter, The Link. Sorrel was appointed to lead the CWLA National Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (NACJJ), and managed the development and publication of the NACJJ Position Statement.
Sorrel received her Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in 2007, achieving scholastic honors of Delta Epsilon Sigma. Sorrel served as a Graduate Intern to CWLA's Mental Health Division and assisted in the revision of assessment guidelines used by mental health and substance abuse practitioners working with children in the foster care system. Sorrel graduated in 2004 from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. As an undergraduate student she was considered a Bright Futures Scholar, volunteered at women's domestic violence shelters by tutoring and mentoring children, and taught health and wellness classes.
Ms. Anika Fontaine joined the staff of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in January 2011 as a Program Coordinator. She works with the Crossover Youth Practice Model sites on the research component and coordinates the Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project.
Before joining CJJR, Anika worked as an independent consultant with community-based organizations around data collection and management, as well as performance assessment. She also worked with Council of State Governments' Justice Center, providing technical assistance to Second Chance Act grantees and researching evidence-based practices. In addition to her consulting work, Anika participated in research on the reentry needs of individuals returning home from the Baltimore City Jail and on barriers to higher education for individuals with criminal backgrounds.
Anika received her Master's degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University in 2009, and graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.A. in Business and Marketing in 2006.
Ms. Annie Jackson joined the staff of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in August 2011 as a Program Coordinator. She coordinates the Juvenile Justice Leadership Network and the Public Information Officer Learning Collaborative and supports management of the Certificate Programs.
Before joining CJJR, Annie worked as a program coordinator for the Lane County (Oregon) Task Force for Children of Incarcerated Parents. In addition she participated in research on supermaximum security prisons as well as human rights abuses of Roma women in France.
Annie received her Master's degree in Criminology from The George Washington University in 2011, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics in 2006.
Special Assistant to the Director
Ms. Kristina Rosinsky joined the staff of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in February 2009. She is responsible for helping oversee several of the Center's programs, supporting cohesion between the Center's program areas, and developing new projects and initiatives. She also manages the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative--a project designed to improve the effectiveness of juvenile justice programs in a cost-effective manner. She was previously Program Manager for the Center's Certificate Programs, which are periods of intensive study for leaders in juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems.
Kristina worked previously with the Undugu Society of Kenya as an Advocacy Project Peace Fellow. In that capacity, she conceptualized and implemented the Digital Storytelling Project to teach disadvantaged children and youth in Nairobi how to use photography and the Internet to advocate for issues affecting their lives. Prior to her work in Kenya, Kristina served as the Assistant Information Manager at The Advocacy Project, where she crafted tutorials on how community based organizations could best use web-based technology to advocate for a variety of social justice issues.
Kristina graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2007 with a B.A. in Government and Politics and minors in History and French. She earned High Honors for her undergraduate thesis that explored the effects of U.S. family planning policy on international development. Kristina is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute as an evening student.
Ms. Macon Stewart is the Program Manager for the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at the Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. Prior to joining CJJR, Ms. Stewart moved up the ranks within the District of Columbia Government’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) during her 5.5 year tenure. Her work included providing direct case management services to the children and families of the nation's capital as a Social Worker, conducting internal small-scale studies and Quality Service Reviews as a Case Practice Specialist, and functioning as a Project Manager while spear heading the agency's education reform efforts as the Assistant to the Deputy Director for the Office of Clinical Practice.
Ms. Stewart is a licensed graduate social worker that has been and continues to be sought after to work on many agency and city initiatives. Ms. Stewart was appointed to work with the DC Superior Court: Family Court Judges on various subcommittees including working with LGBTQ youth and education. Working to improve the quality of life on a micro and macro-level for children and families has always been and will continue to be the passion exemplified in her work.
Ms. Stewart is a native of Greensboro, NC. She received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in December 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2002.
Ms. Jessamyn Tracy joined CJJR in November 2012. She is responsible for managing the Center's Certificate Programs, which are periods of intensive study for leaders in juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems of care.
Prior to joining CJJR, Jessamyn was a program associate at the National Center for Victims of Crime where she provided training and technical assistance through the Stalking Resource Center and support to other projects, including the DNA Resource Center. Jessamyn taught criminal justice at Alfred University, and has over 15 years of experience in working with the criminal justice system including as a rape crisis counselor, domestic violence advocate, community service officer, and has experience working with offenders. Jessamyn received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed her graduate work at Florida State University.
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