Lindsey Linder is Senior Policy Attorney for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition overseeing youth justice and women’s justice initiatives. She joined TCJC in 2015 as a member of the Texas Legislative Internship Program and continued to support TCJC while completing law school, receiving her J.D. with honors from Southern University in 2016. Having long been active in community service, Lindsey was awarded first place in a national fundraising campaign in 2011, which resulted in an opportunity for her to visit St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and it was this experience—combined with her personal experience losing a loved one to violence—that sparked her passion for legal advocacy. During summer 2014, Lindsey interned with UNICEF, drafting a report on Israel’s implementation of the UN treaty Convention on the Rights of the Child. At TCJC, Lindsey continues to advocate for policies that will better prevent crime, support survivors, and foster safe, healthy Texas communities.