Michael Umpierre, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

Michael Umpierre is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. At CJJR, Michael provides training and technical assistance to youth-serving agencies and partners on various initiatives, including the Crossover Youth Practice Model and the Youth in Custody Practice Model. His previous experience includes serving as the Chief of Staff of the District of Columbia’s cabinet-level juvenile justice agency, the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Program Coordinator of the National Center for Youth in Custody, and trial attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He has also worked at several youth advocacy organizations including the Youth Law Center, National Center for Youth Law, Legal Services for Children, and the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center. Michael received a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, and is a recipient of the prestigious John Gardner Public Service Fellowship and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Michael and his wife Rachael reside in Washington, DC with their son, Alexander, and daughter, Josephine.