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Marie Ndiaye

Deputy Director, Justice Project

Marie Ndiaye is the Deputy Director of the Justice Project at the Advancement Project. For the last ten years Marie has worked in the criminal legal system as a public defender and policy advocate. She previously directed the Legal Aid Society’s Decarceration Project where she supervised a team of lawyers, paraprofessionals and social workers litigating pretrial detention.  There, she also played an integral role in the statewide bail reform campaign(s) and fought to pass, and protect the law from unjustified attacks. Prior to that Marie was the Senior Policy Manager at the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, where she focused on pretrial justice – bail, discovery, speedy trial – and parole legislative reform. Marie began her legal career at the Legal Aid Society in 2012 as a Staff Attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice Manhattan trial office. A proud honorary New Yorker; Marie is a graduate of the City University of New York’s Hunter College. She received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 2012.