Sangeeta Prasad currently serves as a Stoneleigh Fellow with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of the District Attorney. In this role, she is designing tools, practice standards, and processes for obtaining terminations of probation for eligible young adults up to age 26 in Philadelphia. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Sangeeta’s expertise in juvenile and criminal law was cultivated during her years as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, an Appellate Defender at the Center for Appellate Litigation in New York City, and as an Assistant Public Defender in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She developed her trial skills and understanding of Philadelphia practice through juvenile court proceedings, adult bench and jury trials, and violation of probation hearings.
Sangeeta gained experience in administrative law during her tenure at New Mexico’s Department of Human Services, where she served as an Assistant General Counsel, an Administrative Law Judge, and as Bureau Chief of the Administrative Hearings Bureau. She is also the principal author of The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook and The Philadelphia Vital Documents Toolkit.
Sangeeta holds a BS in interdisciplinary science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law.