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.
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