Director of State Legislative Affairs and Special Projects
Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles has over 25 years’ experience in community organizing, policy analysis and advocacy on civil and human rights issues and criminal justice. She is the Director of State Legislative Affairs and Special Projects for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is responsible for the development, articulation, and strategic vision of NACDL’s agenda on the state level. She coordinates NACDL’s Annual State Criminal Justice Network (SCJN) a policy conference geared toward criminal justice advocates on the state level. She also maintains the SCJN list serve and manages projects associated with collateral consequences of incarceration, race in the criminal justice system, policing, juvenile justice and numerous other criminal justice issues.
Prior to her position at NACDL, she was the Deputy Director of State Legislative Affairs for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), where she helped direct and organize state campaigns seeking an end to mandatory minimum sentencing policies.
Angelyn is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising, has a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and studied Spanish at the Universidad De Guadalajara in Jalisco, México. Angelyn has traveled to Italy, Portugal, Cuba, Greece, the Caribbean and Honduras the birth place of her parents. She is also a licensed instructor of Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Sentao™ and Aqua Zumba®.
Phone: (202) 465-7642