Marcia Rincon-Gallardo

Profile Chief of System Change and Equity DivisionOffice of Youth and Community Restoration

Marcia Rincon-Gallardo is Chief of the Systems Change and Equity Division. She leads a team of managers, analysts, and support staff to provide technical assistance on youth justice innovation to counties while developing relationships with youth leaders, community, youth justice stakeholders and local governments. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo designs, identifies, and disseminates policies and strategies to increase equity for youth of color and end the incarceration of youth, and of subgroups such as girls and gender expansive youth. She uses data to identify policies that result in less incarceration while promoting safe communities using diversion, detention alternatives, successful re-entry, and less restrictive program concepts. Ms. Rincon-Gallardo received a master’s in social work from San Jose State University.