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Elizabeth Buchanan, Esq.

Expertise: mass incarceration; criminal justice; juvenile re-sentencing; victim-offender mediation/dialogue

Elizabeth is an attorney in Florida. She has a Juris Doctorate from Florida State University (FSU) College of Law in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from FSU. Elizabeth interned at FSU’s Project on Accountable Justice, where she worked on criminal justice reform efforts in Florida, specifically on why Florida should implement Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue. Further, she participated in FSU’s Public Interest Law Clinic: Children in Prison Project. Through this course she had the opportunity to testify in front of the Governor’s Constitutional Revision Commission regarding why Florida should limit the use of solitary confinement of juveniles. Beyond studying the laws surrounding resentencing for juveniles sentenced to life without parole, she assisted a defendant in preparation for and at his resentencing hearing. In continuing her work for justice reform, Elizabeth is currently working with the Last Prisoner Project which works to reform cannabis laws in addition to securing the release of incarcerated cannabis offenders.