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Emily Bloomenthal

Director of Research

Emily Bloomenthal is Director of Research at FAMM. She writes reports, fact sheets, and other materials to support FAMM’s Second Chances Agenda advocacy. She also coordinates the Second Chances Working Group, a network of organizations from across the U.S. that are working to expand release opportunities for people in prison who are serving long sentences or have other circumstances warranting release. As part of this work, she conceived and oversaw the development of the Second Chances Resource Library, an online library designed to make it easier for advocates and others to find and share resources related to expanding second chances.

Prior to FAMM, she served as a Senior Research and Policy Associate at Fair and Just Prosecution, where she supported a network of reform-oriented elected prosecutors committed to promoting fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility. She previously advocated for youth justice reform in Massachusetts at Citizens for Juvenile Justice, represented parents and children in child welfare cases as an attorney in the Children and Family Law Division of the Massachusetts state public defender agency, worked on impact litigation to advance educational equity while at the Education Law Center in Newark, New Jersey, and managed research studies focused on engaging students’ support networks through the Harvard Kennedy School’s Student Social Support R&D Lab. She graduated cum laude from Williams College and New York University School of Law. Emily spends much of her time outside of work dancing and has performed with several dance companies in the Boston area.