Marcia Rincon-Gallardo MSW She/Her/Hers
Marcia Rincon-Gallardo MSW is Executive Director of the Alianza for Youth Justice, Principal of NOXTIN: Equal Justice for All, Adjunct MSW Policy Professor, and author. At the Alianza, she directs the coalition’s efforts to amplify visibility and advocacy of Chicanx/Latinx to transform youth injustice systems with long term solutions rooted in cultura, comunidad and healing. At NOXTIN, she provides training, technical assistance, and consultation nationally with local communities and youth justice system efforts to increase equity for Chicanx/Latinx and Indigenous youth by decreasing to end the use of incarceration. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo has partnered with the CA Endowment, National Girls Initiative, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Burns Institute, to implement proven effective strategies to successfully end use of incarceration downsizing the nation’s youth justice systems utilizing locally based healing informed, community centered approaches. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo, recognized as a leader and author in the field, co-wrote “Adapting JDAI to Tribal Lands: Lessons Learned” released in 2019, and two other publications to be released in 2020. She presents nationally and implements her Ollin Girls co-written curriculum locally with returning citizens to build the bench of leaders. She served as adjunct professor at CSUMB in an MSW policy class. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo is Chicana, Mexicana, Indigena and is the mother of Tonantzin, Ilhuicamina and grandmother to Nevaeh and Serenita.