JAC's mission and goals are accomplished by full time staff, contract attorneys, volunteers, and collaborations with partners like Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and First 72+. Read more about our staff below.
Alexis oversees the work to mitigate the collateral consequences of the criminal legal system through the provision of direct legal services, litigation, and advocacy.
Vanessa leads a dedicated team of advocates and attorneys to tackle deficiencies in the post-conviction phase of the criminal system through the implementation of strategic policy initiatives and the delivery of legal services.
Cherie Teamer Henley
Re-entry Attachment Docket Attorney
Cherie assists formerly incarcerated people with reducing and eliminating excessive traffic fines, fees, and attachments that accrued during their incarceration.
Senior Staff Attorney
Sarah is JAC’s full-time staff attorney focused on reducing the collateral consequences of criminal records and assisting clients re-entering our communities from incarceration. She represents clients in resolving traffic matters, obtaining driver's licenses, and expunging criminal records.
Outreach & Community Engagement Director
Sherie leads JAC's engagement and outreach activities with people with criminal records, survivors of solitary confinement and their loved ones, pro bono attorneys, volunteers, law students, community organizations, allies, coalitions, and other partners. She works with JAC staff, contractors, and partners to carry out advocacy campaigns, primarily through coalition management, relationship building, and facilitating the engagement of impacted communities in envisioning and implementing systemic change.