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Marcia Rincon-Gallardo

Executive Director, Alianza for Youth Justice; Principal, NOXTIN


Marcia Rincon-Gallardo MSW is Executive Director of the Alianza for Youth Justice, Principal of NOXTIN: Equal Justice for All, Adjunct MSW Policy Professor, and author. At the Alianza, she directs the coalition’s efforts to amplify visibility and advocacy of Chicanx/Latinx to transform youth injustice systems with long term solutions rooted in cultura, comunidad and healing. At NOXTIN, she provides training, technical assistance, and consultation nationally with local communities and youth justice system efforts to increase equity for Chicanx/Latinx and Indigenous youth by decreasing to end the use of incarceration. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo has partnered with the CA Endowment, National Girls Initiative, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Burns Institute, to implement proven effective strategies to successfully end use of incarceration downsizing the nation’s youth justice systems utilizing locally based healing informed, community centered approaches. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo, recognized as a leader and author in the field, co-wrote Adapting JDAI to Tribal Lands: Lessons Learned, 2019, Latinx Youth Data Gap in the Youth Justice System, 2020 and Chicanx/Latinx Girls in the Youth Justice System, Fall 2021. She presents nationally and implements her Ollin Youth co-written curriculum locally with directly impacted youth to expand their knowledge and leadership skills. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo is Chicana, Mexicana, Indigena. 

Marcia joined us for our virtual Roundtable convening “Examining Justice Reform and the Social Contract in the United States: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.”