Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles has over 25 years’ experience in community organizing, policy analysis and advocacy on civil and human rights issues and criminal justice. She is the Director of State Legislative Affairs and Special Projects for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is responsible for the development, articulation, and strategic vision of NACDL’s agenda on the state level. She coordinates NACDL’s Annual State Criminal Justice Network (SCJN) Conference; a state policy convening geared toward criminal justice advocates around the country, as well as, manages the SCJN list serve. She directs projects associated with collateral consequences, race, policing, juvenile justice, death penalty, sex offenses and numerous other criminal justice issues. In addition, Angelyn is the Co-Chair of the State Issues Working Group a project of Open Society Foundation’s Justice Roundtable.
Prior to her position at NACDL, she was the Deputy Director of State Legislative Affairs for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), where she helped direct and organize state campaigns seeking an end to mandatory minimum sentencing policies.