Name: Seema Gajwani
Job Title: Special Counsel for Juvenile Justice Reform and Chief of the Restorative Justice Section
Company Name: Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Bio: Seema Gajwani is Special Counsel for Juvenile Justice Reform at the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, where she oversees juvenile justice reform initiatives focusing on diversion, restorative justice, trauma services for victims of crime, and improved data collection and analysis. Prior to this position, Seema ran the Criminal Justice Program at the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C., funding efforts to improve criminal and juvenile justice systems across the country, with a focus on pretrial detention reform and improved prosecution decision-making.
Bio 2: Ms. Gajwani started her career as a trial attorney at the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she represented juvenile and adult defendants for 6 years. During her time at New York University School of Law, Ms. Gajwani served as an editor of the Moot Court Board and interned at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the King County Defender Association in Seattle, Washington, and at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in New Orleans. She graduated from Northwestern University.