Michelle Diaz

Michelle Diaz is a Peer-Youth Advocate for the Families and Youth Support Program at Families on the Move of NYC, where she advocates for children struggling with mental health issues. Ms. Diaz was appointed by Governor Cuomo to the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (NYS JJAG). She is also a member of the Juvenile Justice Oversight Advisory Board (JJOAB) for the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and advising the Task Force on Ending Girls’ Incarceration in NYC. Her passion for juvenile justice reform stems from her personal experience with the juvenile justice system. Ms. Diaz’s goal is to ensure that youth are treated fairly, avoiding further contact with the justice system, and receiving all of the support and opportunities they need to be successful individuals.