Sonia Chowdhury is the resource coordinator at Midtown Community Court. Sonia serves as the intermediary between the on-site clinical department, alternative sanctions team, attorneys, and courtroom staff. In this capacity, she conducts brief assessments on defendants to appropriately identify and recommend proportionate, yet, meaningful alternative sanctions to the presiding judge through collaboration with prosecutors and defense attorneys. She also provides information on programs and services as well as detailed case information. Prior to this role, Sonia was the Program Associate of Training and Technical Assistance at the Center for Court Innovation, providing support to a team of consultants in assisting U.S. jurisdictions plan, implement, and strengthen community courts and other innovative justice initiatives. She holds a B.A. in Justice Studies and a Master's degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.