Sharese Crouther is the senior associate for the Center for Court Innovation. Sharese manages government lobbying efforts and strategic partnerships that can advance the Center's work. Previously, Sharese was the Coordinator of Community Initiatives and Special Projects at Brownsville Community Justice Center. Sharese joined the Center in 2009 at the Red Hook Community Justice Center as an AmeriCorps intern with the Youth Court program. In 2011, she helped to establish the Brownsville Youth Court and a range of other youth and community programs. Sharese also served on the Brownsville Action Team as part of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Public Safety and on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for the Administration for Children’s Services. Sharese obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College for Criminal Justice in 2011.