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Serene Holthe

National Juvenile Defender Center
Senior Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Counsel
Washington, DC
Serena Holthe is a Senior Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Counsel with the National Juvenile Defender Center. She currently serves as Special Counsel, Post-Disposition. Her work primarily focuses on outreach, training, and technical assistance to improve the provision and quality of post-disposition and reentry legal representation for juvenile court-involved youth throughout the country. For the previous two years, she led a team of fellows throughout the country to provide direct representation to help young people overcome legal barriers to their employment, education, and housing created by their juvenile court involvement. _x000D_
Prior to joining NJDC, Serena worked at the Center for Children & Youth Justice in Seattle. She managed a civil legal services program for former foster youth to help them surmount legal hurdles to their successful transition into adulthood. Before moving to Seattle, she was as an Assistant Public Defender in Baltimore City for several years. Serena earned her J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, graduating with magna cum laude honors.