Carrie Gilbert, CLC Youth Re-Entry Staff Attorney, has been selected by Children's Law Center to coordinate a new project between Lighthouse Youth Services and CLC. Her role is to provide legal assessment and representation to youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system by helping them remove barriers to employment, education, and housing. The project is funded through a two year grant from the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), which funds Carrie to be housed at LYS three days per week. Carrie will remain working at CLC for 2 days per week, where she'll continue focusing on re-entry work very similar to her LYS work
Carrie spent three years in private practice as a heath care and corporate attorney before joining Children's Law Center. Carrie graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Carrie was the VISTA Health Policy Advocate at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. She is a 2009 graduate of Xavier University Philosophy, Politics and the Public program. In her free time, Carrie volunteers as a CASA for ProKids of Hamilton County and is a member of the ProKids Young Professionals. Carrie lives in Cincinnati with her fiance and their dog.