Director, International Justice Initiatives
Natalie Reyes is the director of International Justice Initiatives and a deputy director on the Center for Court Innovation’s National Training and Technical Assistance team. She is currently working on the National Community Courts Initiative and leads justice reform projects with multidisciplinary teams in Mexico, Colombia, Kosovo, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. Previously, she was deputy director at Midtown Community Court, where she supervised the day-to-day operations of the community-based and alternative to incarceration programming. Natalie has worked with jurisdictions domestically and internationally in the planning and implementation of community courts, problem-solving justice initiatives, and people-centered justice practices. Prior to joining the Center, Natalie worked at the Organization of American States’ Justice Studies Center of the Americas in Santiago, Chile, where she provided international consulting on criminal justice reforms and human rights throughout Latin America. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law and is a licensed attorney in New York State.