Nicole Duncan

Youth Defense Counsel

(she, her)

Nicole is Youth Defense Counsel for The Gault Center, where she works to serve youth defenders and advocates so that they may be empowered to provide excellence in youth defense, particularly in the realm of racial justice.

Prior to joining The Gault Center, Nicole was a public defender in Colorado, where she represented youth charged in Denver County, advocating in the courtroom and in organizations fighting for racial justice. She also defended youth charged as adults and trained other defenders on the power of data in the courtroom.

Nicole is a founding member of Colorado Attorneys Against Police Violence (CAAPV), an organization founded in the aftermath of the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd for attorneys who want to use their skillsets and knowledge to support other local organizations to stop the killings of people of color in the criminal justice system. She also works closely with the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center and other local roundtables staunchly dedicated to youth justice.

Nicole was a member of the 2020 Ambassadors for Racial Justice cohort and was named the Juvenile Defender of the Year in 2020 by the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center. She is a proud graduate of Loyola Law School-Los Angeles.

Nicole lives with her cat, Merida, in Denver, Colorado, where she spends her days tending to her plant babies and painting all the walls (perhaps the ceiling someday) of her home, really leaning into her Black Girl Magic!

Nicole Duncan

Youth Defense Counsel

(she, her)

Nicole is Youth Defense Counsel for The Gault Center, where she works to serve youth defenders and advocates so that they may be empowered to provide excellence in youth defense, particularly in the realm of racial justice.

Prior to joining The Gault Center, Nicole was a public defender in Colorado, where she represented youth charged in Denver County, advocating in the courtroom and in organizations fighting for racial justice. She also defended youth charged as adults and trained other defenders on the power of data in the courtroom.

Nicole is a founding member of Colorado Attorneys Against Police Violence (CAAPV), an organization founded in the aftermath of the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd for attorneys who want to use their skillsets and knowledge to support other local organizations to stop the killings of people of color in the criminal justice system. She also works closely with the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center and other local roundtables staunchly dedicated to youth justice.

Nicole was a member of the 2020 Ambassadors for Racial Justice cohort and was named the Juvenile Defender of the Year in 2020 by the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center. She is a proud graduate of Loyola Law School-Los Angeles.

Nicole lives with her cat, Merida, in Denver, Colorado, where she spends her days tending to her plant babies and painting all the walls (perhaps the ceiling someday) of her home, really leaning into her Black Girl Magic!