Melissa Coretz Goemann, J.D.

Melissa Coretz Goemann has worked throughout her career to positively impact children’s lives and protect their civil rights. She is currently the Senior Policy Counsel for the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN). Melissa previously worked as the Legislative Director for the ACLU of Maryland, where she was responsible for advancing a broad range of civil liberties issues, including work on criminal and youth legal system reform. Prior to joining the ACLU, Melissa was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, and the founder and Director of the Juvenile Law and Policy Clinic at the University of Richmond School of Law, as well as serving as the President and Co-Director of the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center (MAJDC). She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois, her J.D. from the New York University School of Law, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.