NLADA Announcement: Rosalie Joy Joins NLADA as its Vice President for Defender Legal Services, Chief Integrated Programs

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Release Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

 

Rosalie Joy Joins NLADA as its Vice President for Defender Legal Services, Chief Integrated Programs

 

NLADA is pleased to announce the appointment of Rosalie Joy as its new Vice President for Defender Legal Services & Chief of Integrated Programs.

Rosalie, the former interim director of Atlanta’s Office of the Public Defender (AOPD), is a forward-thinking criminal defense attorney and community policy/systemic reform advocate. Rosalie began her career as an Assistant Public Defender in Atlanta after law school and was promoted to deputy director of the office before becoming AOPD’s interim director. As the director, Rosalie led high-visibility initiatives that improved defender workloads, due process procedures and access to counsel.

Rosalie received national recognition for her leadership in transforming the business model and culture in Atlanta’s lower court systems from an assembly line form of justice to an all-inclusive system grounded in holistic defense. Under her leadership, AOPD’s budget increased 300 percent in a three-year period, and the Office earned several grants, including from the U.S. Department of Justice and the MacArthur Foundation, to develop and implement innovative holistic approaches to public defense.

Rosalie has been an engaged member of NLADA, including serving on the executive committee of the American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD). She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Samford University Cumberland School of Law.