Caitlin Swain

Executive Director, Forward Justice

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Caitlin Swain is the Executive Director of Forward Justice, a law, policy, and strategy center dedicated to civil rights, racial justice, and social and economic change in the South. She previously worked for the Advancement Project as a Skadden Fellow, where she supported grassroots efforts to end the over-criminalization of youth and advocated for students' rights to quality education. In 2011, she worked on international human rights issues, including Guantanamo Bay advocacy, as an Ella Baker fellow with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. Swain is a graduate of Duke University School of Law where she received the Public Service Award, the Justin Miller Leadership Award, and the Duke Bar Associations’ Student Leader award for her work as both the co-chair of the human rights law society and the student director of the Innocence Project.