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  • Leila Khelfaoui

    Leila Khelfaoui

    Research Assistant

    Leila Khelfaoui has dedicated many years of employment to working with at-risk youth and children with behavioral challenges. Leila works to support the implementation of comprehensive juvenile justice reform legislation as part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. Leila’s educational background encompasses a variety of criminal and juvenile justice interests such as justice-involved youth, community-based interventions and administrative segregation. Leila is motivated by juvenile justice reform that focuses on evidence-based practices and producing positive outcomes for the youth and families. Leila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Criminology from American University.

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