Nancy Ginsburg

Director of Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project at
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Nancy Ginsburg is the director of the Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project in the Criminal Practice of the Legal Aid Society. The project represents adolescents citywide who are 13-15 years old and are charged with violent felonies prosecuted in Supreme Court and 16-18 year olds prosecuted in Criminal and Supreme Courts. The lawyers and social workers provide advocacy to obtain foster care, mental health  and educational services. Ms. Ginsburg has been with the Legal Aid Society for over twenty years as an attorney in the Juvenile Rights and Criminal Practices. Ms. Ginsburg has represented thousands of children and adolescents in criminal, juvenile delinquency, child protective, foster care, and educational administrative proceedings. Ms. Ginsburg is responsible for supervising and training lawyers in the area of adolescent practice and educational advocacy throughout the five borough offices of the Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society. She was co-counsel in JG vs. Mills, a federal lawsuit addressing the school re-entry rights of court-involved youth. Ms. Ginsburg is responsible for legislative and policy issues concerning court-involved adolescents in the adult Criminal Court system. She testifies frequently before the New York City Council. She was a member of the New York City School Justice Partnership Task Force, the New York City Council Gun Violence Task Force and the Task Force on the Future of Probation in New York State. 

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