COPY-ACLU-MS announces new executive director - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

COPY-ACLU-MS announces new executive director

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jennifer A. Riley-Collins has been named executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Mississippi.

Riley-Collins, a native Mississippian, is a graduate of Alcorn State University and the Mississippi College School of Law. She also has a masters' degree in criminal justice from Central Texas College.

She is a former Hinds County Youth Court public defender. Riley-Collins is a former staff attorney with Southern Poverty Law Center and former Juvenile Justice Fellow at Mississippi Center for Justice.

The announcement was made Tuesday by James Powers, chairman of the ACLU-MS Board of Directors.

Riley-Collins succeeds Nsombi Lambright.

Online:

ACLU-MS, http://www.aclu-ms.org

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