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Gabrielle Prisco, Executive Director of Lineage Project

Gabrielle Prisco is the Executive Director of Lineage Project, which brings mindfulness programs to incarcerated, homeless, and vulnerable youth to help them manage stress, build inner strength, and cultivate compassion. Lineage also trains youth-serving staff and organizations in the development of trauma-informed, mindful cultures. Gabrielle’s TEDx talk, “On Canaries, Love and Justice,” explored how children serve as an early warning system for societal dysfunction and how her meditation practice deepened her compassion for youth in the justice system.
Gabrielle previously served as Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York; a Legal Aid attorney for children in child abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquency cases; the Brennan Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Derrick Bell Fellow at NYU Law.

She holds a J.D. cum laude from NYU School of Law (Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow), an M.A. from the University of Alabama, and a B.S. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University (Posse Scholar). Gabrielle authored When the Cure Makes You Ill: Seven Core Principles to Change the Course of Youth Justice (56 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 1413), outlining the essential tenets of youth justice transformation.

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