Jeree Thomas is the Policy Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, a national initiative dedicated to the removal of youth from adult courts, jails, and prisons. Before joining the Campaign, Jeree was a Skadden Fellow and Attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center’s, JustChildren Program. Jeree represented youth in Virginia’s juvenile prisons when they experienced education, mental health, or reentry needs. She also served as the campaign manager of RISE (Re-Invest in Supportive Environments) for Youth, a statewide campaign to push for alternatives to youth incarceration. In this role, she partnered with artists and activists to develop the Performing Statistics Project, dedicated to amplifying the voice of incarcerated youth in dismantling the school to prison pipeline and transforming the juvenile justice system. Jeree is a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a 2008 graduate of the College of William & Mary. In 2015, she was selected as a Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow with the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN). In 2016, she was the inaugural recipient of NJJN’s Youth Justice Emerging Leader Award.