Gabrielle de la Gueronniere Bio
Gabrielle de la Guéronnière leads the Center's federal policy advocacy to expand and improve health responses to drug and alcohol addiction, and to end discrimination against people with drug and alcohol addiction histories and criminal records. Located in the Center's Washington, DC, office, Ms. de la Guéronnière works to increase funding for drug and alcohol prevention, treatment, recovery and research programming, to expand services for people with criminal records who are seeking to reenter society; and to eliminate legal barriers faced by people with criminal records and drug addiction histories as they seek to obtain employment, welfare, student loans and housing. Ms. de la Guéronnière also leads the federal advocacy for the Center's National H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment) Network.
Ms. de la Guéronnière joined the Legal Action Center in May of 2003 as a law student intern. Ms. de la Guéronnière became Deputy Director for National Policy in 2007, after serving as the Center's Policy Associate since 2004. Ms. de la Guéronnière is a graduate of Boston University and American University's Washington College of Law.