Executive Director: Naoka Carey joined CfJJ in September 2011 as its Senior Policy Associate, and became its Executive Director in July 2013. Prior to her work at CfJJ, Naoka worked as the coordinator of the Massachusetts Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth at the Youth Advocacy Department at CPCS. She has worked in private practice as a civil litigator and at a number of organizations serving youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, including the Children's Law Center of Washington, D.C. and the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York. She has also worked as a youth organizer and trainer in Seattle and Boston. Naoka is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law, where she represented youth in the juvenile justice system as part of the Juvenile Rights Clinic. Prior to attending law school, she received a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard, focusing on adolescent risk and prevention.