This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Genevieve Citrin

The American University
Senior Policy Advisor, Justice Programs Office
Washington DC
Genevieve Citrin Ray joined the Justice Programs Office (JPO) in 2015 and is the project director of the Right to Counsel National Campaign, a public awareness initiative that uses value-based communication tactics to inform policymakers, criminal justice stakeholders, and the public about the importance of carrying out the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel, the ways in which this right is not being implemented, the roles everyone from law enforcement officers to prosecutors to judges and court managers can play in ensuring that the constitutional right to counsel is upheld, and how to reform public defense delivery systems with low-cost or no-cost policy solutions. She also works on program development and other criminal justice policy initiatives on the state and local level. Before joining JPO, Genevieve attended the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and graduated with a Master's in Public Policy. Before that, she worked as an investigator for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia for four years. Genevieve received her B.A. from Tufts University and grew up in the D.C. area.