Dee Mandiyan (they/them) has been the Program Manager of the Youth Justice Board since 2018. They oversee curriculum development and implementation, partnership building, communications, and Board-led research. At the Center for Court Innovation, Dee is currently a chair of the LGBTQ Working Group, which seeks to improve the Center’s practices and relationships with LGBTQ-identifying clients and employees.
Dee earned their BA in Psychology and English from Amherst College in 2010 and their MA in Human Development and Social Intervention from New York University in 2016. Before joining the Center for Court Innovation, Dee researched the impacts of gender-specific interventions in the juvenile justice system. They also have experience running an LGBTQ student center within the CUNY system, teaching SAT/PSAT prep, and planning events for non-profits.