Sangeeta Prasad

Sangeeta Prasad is the Executive Director of the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP). Throughout her legal career, Sangeeta has centered empathy and inclusion in public service. At CCLP, she leads a vibrant team who are changing young people’s lives by reducing excessive incarceration, racial disparities and dangerous conditions in our justice systems.

Sangeeta recently completed a Stoneleigh Fellowship with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO), where she focused on sentencing reform and individualized approaches to young adults. Her work on probation reform in Philadelphia is highlighted in the documentary Philly DA. Sangeeta also spearheaded the creation of an Emerging Adult Unit at the Philadelphia DAO.

Prior to her Stoneleigh Fellowship, Sangeeta led a diverse team of experts in publishing The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook and taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Sangeeta has worked in several justice systems across the country, serving as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, an Appellate Defender at the Center for Appellate Litigation in New York City, and an Assistant Public Defender in Santa Fe. Sangeeta holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Phone: (202) 637-0377 ext. 104

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