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Jacquelyn Greene

Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government

Jacquelyn "Jacqui" Greene joined the UNC School of Government’s legal faculty in 2018 to focus on juvenile justice. She teaches, advises, and writes about juvenile law as it relates to the juvenile justice system. She authored the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act Implementation Guide in 2019 and trained juvenile justice stakeholders across North Carolina in this new law that raised the age of juvenile court jurisdiction. Before coming to the School, she provided national training and technical assistance on the intersection of juvenile justice, schools, and mental health. She came to that work following 15 years of New York State government service in juvenile justice, including as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Youth, Public Safety, and Justice; and as Director of Juvenile Justice Policy at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Her work included shaping New York State’s “Close to Home” juvenile justice reform initiative, designing fiscal incentives to foster the use of community-based services when appropriate, providing technical assistance to school–justice partnerships, and coordinating reentry system improvement planning. She also directly represented children in family court matters, beginning her legal career providing legal services to runaway and homeless youth and continuing to represent young people in a range of Family Court matters in New York State. Greene holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Fields of Expertise
Confidentiality (Delinquency)
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Transfer
Raise the Age
Undisciplined Juveniles
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