Our Partners

Our Partners

We don’t believe we are ‘the’ experts, we cultivate collective expertise – all centered on survivors’ self-defined goals. CSAJ works in partnership with over 20 on-the-ground advocates and organizations with diverse functions, unique expertise, and serving a range of social justice issues.

Expert Advisors & Organizational Partners

National Legal Aid & Defender’s Association

Radhika Singh, Director of the Civil Legal Aid Initiative

Project: Access

Center for Court Innovation

Liberty Aldrich, Sr. counsel / Director, Nida Abbasi, & Jenna Smith, Project Coordinators

Projects: Access, Consumer Rights Initiative, ALSO-SITAP

Casa de Esperanza

Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy

Projects: Access & REEP

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (APIGBV)

Sarah Khan, Director of Programs

Projects: Access & REEP

ArchCity Defenders

Jacki Langum, Director of Advocacy

Project: Access

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

Carolyn Carter, Director of Advocacy
Content Experts: Andrea Bopp Stark (policy, loans, tax, prioritizing debts), Persis Yu (Student Loans), Chi Chi Wu (Consumer/Credit), Sarah Bolling Mancini (Bankruptcy/Foreclosure)

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Caminar Latino, Latinos United for Peace & Equity (LUPE) Project

Patricia Moen, Director of Strategic Implementation

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES)

Linda Seabrook, General Counsel & Director of Workplace Safety & Equity & Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski, Program Manager, Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV)

adé oni, Economic Advocacy and Justice Specialist

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Praxis International

Maren Woods & Amanda Watson, Program Directors

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Prosperity Now

Jennifer Medina, Associate Director, Savings & Financial Capability

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Vera Institute of Justice

Sandra Harrell, Associate Director of Center on Victimization and Safety

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Michigan State University

Adrienne Adams, Associate Professor

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

University of Texas, School of Law

Angela Littwin, Professor

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Indiana Legal Services, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (ILS)

Jamie Andree, JD, Former LITC Director

Projects: Consumer Rights, past demonstration site

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Karen Merrill Tjapkes, JD, Director of Strategic Litigation

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Legal Aid Society

Laura Russell, JD, Citywide Director of DV/Family Law

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative


Mary Seighman, Director of Policy and Justice Initiatives


Women of Color Network

Tonya Lovelace, CEO (former)
Purvi Shaw, EPL Director
Zoe Flowers, Consultant
Sumayya Coleman, Consultant

Project: REEP

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Kip Holley, Researcher, Civic Engagement & Racial Equity

Project: REEP

Texas Council on Family Violence

Krista Del Gallo, Policy Manager & Mona Muro, Policy Coordinator

Projects: REEP, past demonstration site

Demonstration Sites

District Alliance for Safe Housing

Koube Ngaaje, ED & Berastaín, Deputy Director

Project: DASH Demonstration Project

Urban Justice Center, Domestic Violence Project

Madeline Garcia-Bigelow, ED
Maria Martinez, Director of Client Services
Afua Afriye Fullwood, Attorney

Project: NYC Advocacy Demonstration Project

Sanctuary for Families

Dorchen Leidholt, Legal Director & Laura Fernandez, Director of Client Services

Project: NYC Advocacy Demonstration Project

Women’s Resource Center

Carol Shoener, Economic Advocacy Director & Judith Lewis, Legal Director

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative

Enlace Comunitario

Juliann Salinas, Associate Director of Development, Evaluation & Public Policy & Marta Pereira, Associate Director of Programs

Project: REEP

OKC Artists for Justice

Grace Franklin, Founder

Project: REEP

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (Student Litigation Clinic)

Tammy Kuennen, Professor

Project: Consumer Rights Initiative