Katrina L. Goodjoint, Esq.
Katrina Goodjoint is a staff attorney at Juvenile Law Center, where she focuses on addressing economic justice and equity for system-involved youth and opposing extreme sanctions for youth in the adult system through litigation, amicus, and policy advocacy efforts. She is the co-author of Rethinking Justice for Emerging Adults: Spotlight on the Great Lakes Region, a report shedding light on issues facing 18-24-year-olds, an age group disproportionately over-represented in the justice system. Katrina is passionate about highlighting and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.
Prior to working with the Lawyers’ Committee, Katrina was a fellow with the DC Affordable Law Firm where she litigated custody and divorce matters in DC Superior Court. Katrina graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where she focused on criminal defense and racial justice issues. She worked with the DC Public Defender Services’ Juvenile Services Program, the juvenile division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, and the ABA’s Racial Justice Improvement Project. Goodjoint also contributed pro bono hours to the ABA’s Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project researching wrongful convictions in Texas.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science, with a focus on legal studies, from Seattle University where she graduated summa cum laude. During her time at Seattle University, Katrina served as a mentor at a juvenile detention center in Seattle for four years and tutored elementary and middle school students in Seattle Public Schools.