Who We Are
Steven A. Drizin, Co-Founder
Joshua Tepfer, Project Co-Director
Laura Nirider, Project Co-Director
Christine Agaiby, Campaign Director
Christine Agaiby is the Campaign Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern University School of Law. Christine's work focuses on increasing public awareness concerning wrongful convictions of youth through the creation of grassroots coalitions and the education of policymakers. She partners with stakeholders nationwide to coordinate reform efforts geared at reshaping police interrogation techniques and requiring the electronic recording of juvenile interrogations. Christine also is a leader of the "Know Your Rights" campaign, which works to educate youth concerning their rights when they encounter police.
Before joining the CWCY, Christine developed extensive expertise in restorative justice. As part of her restorative justice work, she trained over 60 Chicago public high schools to use restorative rather than punitive disciplinary strategies. She also worked as a Community Conferencing Facilitator out of the District Attorney's office in Milwaukee County, where she facilitated a process in which crime victims, offenders, and affected community members came together in a safe setting to discuss the facts and impacts of crime, thereby reaching an alternative to prison resolution. Christine is currently an Adjunct Professor of Restorative Justice at Northwestern Law.
Christine received her J.D. from Marquette University Law School.