Martha Raimon 23

Martha L. Raimon

Senior Associate

She, Her, Hers

View Martha’s condensed bio here.


I am a member of the reform team focused on improving outcomes for children youth and families and lead the CSSP team monitoring New Jersey and Kansas’ compliance with consent decrees intended to improve the state’s child welfare system. This role involves introducing best practices and other supports to the state and providing regular progress reports to the federal court and the public on the status of the state’s reform. I am also a senior member of CSSP’s Youth Thrive, an initiative that seeks to change policy and practice to improve results for adolescents and young adults.

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.