Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
Anne Marie oversees the work of 17 legal services and/or child advocacy organizations that provide assistance to immigrant children in removal proceedings who are detained in, or have recently been released from, federal custody. Before coming to Vera, Anne Marie worked as a pro bono coordinator with Kids In Need of Defense and conducted legal screenings for unaccompanied children in the New York metropolitan area while recruiting, training, and mentoring pro bono attorneys to represent the children in immigration court. Prior to that, Anne Marie spent three years representing social services agencies in New York State abuse and neglect proceedings. She also has experience conducting Know Your Rights presentations for, and representing, detained immigrants in removal proceedings. Anne Marie received her BS from the University of Scranton and JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
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