Demelza Baer, Esq.

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Policy Counsel

Phone: 973.624.9400 ext. 32 Email:dbaer@njisj.org

Most recently, Demelza Baer joined the Institute as a Policy Counsel after a judicial clerkship. She previously worked on racial justice, women’s rights, disability rights, human rights, and criminal justice reform as a Policy Counsel for the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and on civil rights as an Assistant Counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Prior to attending law school, Demelza worked on criminal justice research and policy at the Justice Policy Center of the Urban Institute. At the Institute, Demelza is heading up the Institute’s initiative on economic mobility, building upon her previous work on economic justice issues for the ACLU.