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Marie N. Williams, Esq.
Senior Program Officer
Marie joined the Stoneleigh Foundation in 2016. Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of public and social policy issues, including immigration, economic justice, women’s reproductive rights, and most recently, the reform of the youth and criminal justice systems. In her role as Senior Program Officer, she recruits new Fellows, supports current Fellows, and works with systems and other partners to promote more fair and effective child-serving systems.
Before coming to Stoneleigh, Marie worked with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) for six years, and most recently, she served as Executive Director. During her tenure at CJJ, Marie executed the organization’s strategy to support robust appropriations for the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and educated policymakers about optimal youth justice and delinquency prevention systems and practices. She also has more than fifteen years’ experience as a public policy advocate, including acting as a senior lobbyist for NARAL Pro-Choice America, a strategist and Director of Policy at a boutique Washington DC consulting firm, and a Senior Policy Associate at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She remains active in a number of civil rights and volunteer organizations related to the promotion of gender equality, racial justice, and the rights of children.
Marie holds a BA in urban studies and sociology from Vassar College and a JD from George Washington University’s National Law Center.