Soledad A. McGrath


Soledad A. McGrath is Senior Program Officer in the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Soledad was with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Justice Reform program as a member of the multidisciplinary team that designed and implemented the MacArthur's criminal justice reform strategy – a $100 million initiative focusing on a network of 40 jurisdictions targeting excessive and unjust incarceration at the local level. She led MacArthur's efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system.

Before joining the MacArthur Foundation, Soledad served as associate director and chief counsel at the American Bar Association’s Justice Center, working on issues affecting the judiciary. She has served as a post-graduate ChildLaw policy fellow at Loyola University School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center, where she focused on teaching and policy development in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law. As an attorney in private practice in Atlanta, she was the primary reporter for the State Bar of Georgia/Young Lawyers Division Juvenile Code Revision Project. She began her legal career as an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

Soledad earned her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University in Comparative Literary Studies and Latin American Studies and her law degree from Emory University.

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