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Corene Kendrick

Deputy Director, ACLU National Prison Project


Corene Kendrick joined the ACLU National Prison Project as Deputy Director in 2020, and she directs litigation and policy advocacy on behalf of incarcerated people across the country. Previously she was a staff attorney at the Prison Law Office in Berkeley, California, where she worked on multiple class action cases on behalf of people in prisons and jails in California and Arizona. She also was a staff attorney at the Youth Law Center in San Francisco, where she led policy advocacy, impact litigation, and public education on behalf of children in foster care and juvenile justice systems in numerous jurisdictions across the country, and was a Skadden Fellow at Children’s Rights in New York, where she litigated against foster care systems in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia. She holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. from George Washington University. She is on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center, and is admitted to the State Bar of California.