hyeji-kim

HyeJi Kim

Youth Defense Counsel

(she, her)

HyeJi Kim is Youth Defense Counsel at The Gault Center, where she works to strengthen access to counsel for all children and youth through customized training, technical assistance, and policy advocacy.

Prior to joining The Gault Center, HyeJi worked as an Attorney for the Child (AFC) in child welfare and juvenile delinquency proceedings at the Legal Aid Society in New York City. As an AFC, HyeJi worked on an interdisciplinary team to directly advocate for the expressed wishes of children and youth in fact-finding, dispositional, and post-dispositional hearings. In this role, HyeJi utilized a client-centered approach in conducting investigations, interviews, and document review to ensure her clients’ voices were elevated in and outside of the courtroom. HyeJi also led trainings on the role of an AFC, best practices around interviewing adolescents, and disproportionate minority representation in systems involving children and youth.

Before working at the Legal Aid Society, HyeJi worked as a fellow at the Gault Center, where she focused on national reform efforts around supervision fees and youth probation orders. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and summa cum laude from the George Washington University.

HyeJi grew up in Oregon and now lives in Brooklyn and is an avid fan of vegan ice cream.

hyeji-kim

HyeJi Kim

Youth Defense Counsel

(she, her)

HyeJi Kim is Youth Defense Counsel at The Gault Center, where she works to strengthen access to counsel for all children and youth through customized training, technical assistance, and policy advocacy.

Prior to joining The Gault Center, HyeJi worked as an Attorney for the Child (AFC) in child welfare and juvenile delinquency proceedings at the Legal Aid Society in New York City. As an AFC, HyeJi worked on an interdisciplinary team to directly advocate for the expressed wishes of children and youth in fact-finding, dispositional, and post-dispositional hearings. In this role, HyeJi utilized a client-centered approach in conducting investigations, interviews, and document review to ensure her clients’ voices were elevated in and outside of the courtroom. HyeJi also led trainings on the role of an AFC, best practices around interviewing adolescents, and disproportionate minority representation in systems involving children and youth.

Before working at the Legal Aid Society, HyeJi worked as a fellow at the Gault Center, where she focused on national reform efforts around supervision fees and youth probation orders. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and summa cum laude from the George Washington University.

HyeJi grew up in Oregon and now lives in Brooklyn and is an avid fan of vegan ice cream.