Juvenile Justice Clinic Staff
Supervising Staff Attorney, Juvenile Justice Clinic
Brooke Harris is the Managing Attorney and an Adjunct Professor at LMU Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP). At the CJLP, Brooke supervises and trains clinical law students in the zealous representation of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable youth in juvenile delinquency court. She manages teams of law students, social workers, education advocates, and other key stakeholders for each of her juvenile clients, in order to provide holistic representation and prevent further involvement with the justice system. She also co-teaches Advanced Criminal Litigation Skills. Prior to her work at the CJLP, Brooke was a legal fellow and Post-Disposition Reentry Attorney at the National Juvenile Defender Center, where she facilitated reentry services for underserved youth reentering the community after a juvenile adjudication in Contra Costa County. Prior to her fellowship, she spent nearly five years representing indigent clients in misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases as a trial attorney at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office. Brooke is also a certified JTIP trainer with the National Juvenile Defender Center, and sits on the Youth Reinvestment Grant Executive Steering Committee with the Board of State and Community Corrections. Brooke received her J.D. from UC Davis King Hall School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Colby College.
Social Worker, Juvenile Justice Clinic
Jeanette Lomeli is a social worker at LMU Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy and supports youth who are represented by the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Youth Justice Education Clinic. Through this work, she strives to empower young people as they navigate the juvenile justice, dependency, and education systems. Jeanette has over six years of experience working with young people in at-risk communities and previously served as an Assistant Director of Mentoring and Social Services at the Nicholas Academic Centers, an after-school based college-access and readiness program for first-generation and low-income youth. Jeanette received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.