Sarah Silins

Sarah Silins

Analyst

Sarah previously directed the Reimagining Youth Justice Project at the Children and Family Justice Center at the Northwestern University School of Law. The project hosted over 50 convenings, engaging more than 600 participants, either from areas most directly affected by youth incarceration, or incarcerated youth. The project culminated in a series of reports and youth-driven policy recommendations to end youth incarceration. Prior to law school, Sarah coordinated the outreach and community organizing efforts for the Life Without Parole Project at the Children and Family Justice Center.  Her work focused on gaining support and cultivating the voices of the families of Illinois’ life without parole prisoners and working to organize against the extreme sentencing of youth. Sarah has a background in community organizing and ethnographic research, and a JD from Northwestern University.  Sarah has a deep commitment to children, their families, and utilizing her law degree to pursue justice on their behalf.