PJDC Staff

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Brooke Harris

Executive Director

Brooke Harris is the Executive Director of the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center. Before joining PJDC, she was the Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School, and a Visiting Clinical Professor. At Loyola, Ms. Harris supervised and trained clinical law students in the zealous representation of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable youth in juvenile delinquency court and taught Juvenile Delinquency Law and Procedure and Advanced Criminal Litigation Skills. Prior to her work at the CJLP, she was a legal fellow and Post-Disposition Reentry Attorney at the National Juvenile Defender Center, where she facilitated reentry services for underserved youth reentering the community after a juvenile adjudication in Contra Costa County (California). She also spent nearly five years representing indigent clients in misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases as a trial attorney at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Harris is a certified JTIP trainer with the Gault Center, and served on PJDC’s Advisory and Executive Boards before becoming Executive Director. She earned her B.A. from Colby College and JD from UC Davis School of Law (King Hall).