Dianna Houenou

Originally from North Carolina, Dianna serves as Policy Counsel for the ACLU of New Jersey. In that role, she conducts legal and policy analysis related to the ACLU-NJ’s advocacy campaigns and coordinates ACLU-NJ coalitions, particularly the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform coalition. She is also responsible for organizing public engagement events, including lobbying, facilitating know-your-rights trainings, and public hearings.

While attending UNC School of Law, Dianna was an active member of the Broun National Trial Team, Black Law Students Association, and Education Law and Policy Society. She also participated in the Youth Justice Clinic, where she defended youth in delinquency and disciplinary proceedings in juvenile courts. She has interned with UNC Center for Civil Rights, BPI Chicago, and North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Before joining the ACLU-NJ, Dianna worked as a jury consultant assistant and a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina's Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative.

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