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Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee

Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee serves as the juvenile justice director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, an independent research, training and advocacy Human Justice think tank, formerly at Medgar Evers College in the City University of New York, founded and developed by academic professionals with prior experience within the criminal punishment system. Ms. Rhee oversees the Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform & Alternatives (IJJRA), the Center’s youth justice division.

IJJRA’s community/youth education and advocacy projects are staffed by policy innovators, human rights activists and members of street nations, who are among the leading experts in juvenile justice policy and advocacy, street gang intervention, at-risk youth education and violence prevention strategies. Ms. Rhee is nationally recognized for her expertise in juvenile justice advocacy, policy development and dynamic youth development and organizing training. Ms. Rhee received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago, focusing on ethics and feminist philosophy.