Veronica Mendieta is the Stop Solitary Project Coordinator. In this capacity, she works to end the use of solitary confinement of youth in custody.
Veronica has been a paralegal for the Orange County Alternate Defender’s Office in California since 2012. Her work took a turn in 2016 when Proposition 57 was passed. Proposition 57 sparked her passion to work with youth as she helps fight to keep youth charged with serious crimes in Juvenile Court jurisdiction. Veronica has presented at conferences regarding her innovative work and the impact of juvenile justice reform in Orange County.