Staff Attorney & BART Coordinator
Amy Albert is pleased to join Brooklyn Defender Services following a decade of work in the areas of racial justice, criminal justice and family law. Ms. Albert has worked previously as a defense attorney at the Massachusetts firm of Rankin & Sultan, a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Project serving youth charged in delinquency and PINS proceedings, a Conciliation Specialist at the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, and a Court Attorney to the Honorable Daniel Turbow in Kings County Family Court. While working for the Unified Court System she co-chaired the 2011 Teen Day at Kings County Family Court, served on a court led committee to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and assisted with the design and implementation of a training for judges on disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system.
Ms. Albert is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Northeastern University School of Law. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Juvenile Justice in Massachusetts. She currently sits on the Administration for Children’s Services Racial Equity and Cultural Competency Committee and the Community Advisory Committee for the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group for the State of New York. Ms. Albert is a proud mother and wife. She is also proud to serve as the Youth Chair of Brooklyn’s Community Board 9 representing the neighborhoods of Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Garden.