Christopher Wright Durocher, Director of Policy Development and Programming

 

Christopher Wright Durocher joined ACS in 2014 and currently serves as Director of Policy Development and Programming.  In this role, he oversees the development of policy related to a wide range of criminal justice and access to justice issues. He works directly with scholars and experts to draft issue briefs and blog posts, manages and directs relationships with various coalition partners, represents the organization in coalition meetings, and develops and implements national programming related to the Criminal Justice and Access to Justice portfolios.

Before joining ACS, Christopher was Government Affairs Counsel for The Constitution Project, where he oversaw the organization’s federal strategy on criminal justice issues, including the death penalty, right to counsel, and sentencing. In this capacity, he worked with members of the legislative and executive branch, as well as the advocacy community, to promote constitutionally based criminal justice reforms.  Prior to this, Christopher practiced as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP and as a senior associate at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC.

Christopher graduated from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 2003 and from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1998.