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Sentencing Commission Welcomes Kara Dansky as the New Agency General Counsel

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Commission is happy to announce that we have recently brought on a new General Counsel. Kara Dansky is an experienced attorney with substantial experience in the criminal justice field, and in sentencing policy in particular. Kara recently worked as an independent consultant, working with numerous non-profit organizations on a variety of criminal justice topics. She has previously served as Special Advisor at the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in New York, Senior Advisor at the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the federal Department of Homeland Security, and Executive Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, where she focused on sentencing policy for the state of California. While at Stanford, Kara also served on the Executive Board of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions. Please join me in welcoming Kara as our new General Counsel and please feel free to reach out to her for any Guideline related issues or questions.

Kara can be reached at [email protected] and (202) 727-7934.