Maya Sussman is the Senior Manager of Research and Policy with the Emerging Adult Justice Project at the Justice Lab. In this role, she conducts and helps disseminate law and policy research regarding 18- to 25-year olds in the juvenile and criminal legal systems in an effort to reform system practices.
Prior to joining the Justice Lab, Maya conducted legal analyses of juvenile justice system practices to support a corrections expert’s testimony in a lawsuit challenging the unjust treatment of juveniles in state correctional facilities. Maya also worked with girls in a non-secure placement facility in Queens, New York.
Maya holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. During law school, Maya served as a law and policy intern at Lawyers for Children in New York City, the Children’s Defense Fund of New York, and the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice (Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit). Maya received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from New York University.