Martha Raimon

Martha Raimon

Senior Associate

She, Her, Hers


I lead our team monitoring New Jersey’s compliance with a consent decree intended to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families in New Jersey. I am also a senior member of CSSP’s Youth Thrive initiative.

I do this work because

I am a strong believer in Bryan Stevenson’s admonition: “The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.”

I am most proud of

My work with New York City’s Department of Probation, especially a memorable meeting in which the officers articulated how the Youth Thrive brain science material would fundamentally change how they worked with their young people.

Work History

  • Director, The Incarcerated Mothers Law Project, Women’s Prison Association and Home, Inc.
  • Director, Family Law Unit, South Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation B

Education and Awards

  • J.D., Cornell University School of Law
  • B.A., Cornell University
  • Cornel Law School Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award

When the day is done

I am an occasional triathlon participant. I enjoy live music, and I’m a member of SOMA Action, a local group in my community committed to nonviolence, diversity, participatory democracy, and taking immediate political action.