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Staff

Marcy Mistrett

Chief Executive Officer, Ext. 1607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marcy Mistrett

Marcy started her career in juvenile justice in Chicago in the 1990’s, where she worked on youth transfer issues at the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Clinic, at the Citizen’s Committee on Juvenile Court, and at the Evanston Community Defender Office as a social worker. She returned to the District in 1998 to work in youth development and community organizing. Marcy spent five years working at the national level with the Institute for Community Peace*, where she provided technical assistance and evaluation support to ten communities who were organizing to prevent violence in their communities. At ICP, Marcy also co-designed three national immersion trainings on community solutions to violence prevention. She was appointed to the DC JJAG by Mayor Anthony Williams, was actively involved in the Blue Ribbon Commission on Youth Safety and Juvenile Justice Reform, and served as a Steering Committee Member of the Justice 4 DC Youth Coalition.

Aprill O. Turner

Director of Communications & Media Relations, ext. 1604 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aprill O. Turner

Aprill is a public relations professional with more than twelve years of experience working with non-profit and corporate clients, as well as elected officials, in the areas of political and communication strategy, message development, media training, crisis communications, branding, and public affairs.

Brian Evans

State Campaigns Director, Ext. 1606 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Evans

As the State Campaigns Director, Brian leads the Campaign in supporting state advocacy efforts and providing technical assistance to states. He works closely in partnership with state-based organizing groups seeking to change juvenile justice policy for the better.  Prior to joining CFYJ, Brian worked for 6 years assisting numerous state-based advocacy groups as the Campaigner and Director of Amnesty International USA’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign.  A seasoned criminal justice and human rights advocate, Brian received a Master’s Degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, and from 1997 to 2007 served as a Middle East Country Specialist for AIUSA while also organizing grass-roots efforts to challenge capital punishment in Texas.

Jeree Thomas

Policy Director, ext. 1603 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jeree Thomas

Thomas joins CFYJ from the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond, Virginia. She started her legal career with JustChildren in 2011 as a Skadden Fellow representing incarcerated youth experiencing education and re-entry issues.

Thomas received her B.A. from the College of William & Mary in Social Justice & Community Advocacy, where she received the President’s Award for Service to the Community, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia Law School, where she was one of five students selected for the first class of the Law and Public Service Program. She was also inducted into the Raven Society and received the James C. Slaughter Honor Award presented to an outstanding member of the graduating class.

Anne-Lise Vray

Communications Associate, ext.1554 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anne-Lise Vray

After being CFYJ’s State Campaign and Communications Fellow for a year, Anne-Lise became the Campaign’s Communications Associate.

Originally from France, Anne-Lise holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Law from Universite Lyon 3 (France), a Master’s Degree in Security, Defense and International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and another Master’s Degree in International Security from the University of Bristol (England).

Rachel Kenderdine

Operations and Human Resource Manager, ext. 1601 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Kenderdine

As the Operations and Human Resource Manager at CFYJ, Rachel manages both fundraising efforts and the day-to-day operations of the organization. A 2016 graduate of George Mason University, Rachel studied anthropology and was actively involved in campus life, helping to establish a student organization called MasonU that provided early college awareness to D.C.-area youth. She is originally from Illinois.

Da’Quon Beaver

Youth and Community Outreach Specialist

Da’Quon Beaver

Da’Quon Beaver is a community activist from Richmond, Virginia who currently serves as the Youth and Community Outreach Specialist for the Campaign for Youth Justice.  Before joining the Campaign in April 2017, Da’Quon served as the juvenile justice community organizer for the Legal Aid Justice Center’s RISE for Youth Campaign.  As the community organizer, he reached out to individuals and groups across the state of Virginia on the impact of youth incarceration and the importance of creating community-based alternatives.  Da’Quon draws from his expertise as a young person who was directly impacted by the justice system.  In 2017, he was selected as one of twelve youth advocates to serve on the Annie E. Casey Youth Advisory Council. Da’Quon is committed to changing the world for the better for young people. 

Rachel Marshall

Federal Policy Counsel, ext. 1605 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Marshall

Rachel joins CFYJ after a year serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Julie H. Becker at the D.C. Superior Court.  Prior to her clerkship, Rachel spent nearly five years at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, first as a Legislative Assistant, then as a Legislative Policy Associate.
 
Rachel received her B.S. from Ball State University in Political Science with a minor in History.  She received her law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was the Publications Editor for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law. Rachel also participated in the UN Committee against Torture Project, assisting Committee Chairperson Claudio Grossman in researching and drafting legal memoranda concerning torture and human rights violations.

Tracey Tucker

Consultant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tracey Tucker

Over the past 20 years, Tracey has worked as a teacher and social worker. As a teacher, Tracey taught social studies and special education.  As a social worker, she has worked with various vulnerable populations at the South Carolina Departments of Health and Environmental Control, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. Most recently, Tracey worked as the social worker in a pilot program for juvenile reentry at the Richland County Public Defender’s Office and as a Youth Justice Advocate with the ACLU of South Carolina. She continues to advocate for juvenile justice reform in South Carolina and was a 2015 Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow with the National Juvenile Justice Network.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia and a Master of Social Work and J.D. from the University of South Carolina.