Julia Solomons is a social worker in the Criminal Defense Practice. She received her Masters in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. While pursuing her graduate degree she interned with the Office of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viveríto, leading the 2015 Participatory Budgeting Initiative for District 8 and coordinating the East Harlem Anti-Violence Task Force. She also spent a year interning at the Brownsville Community Justice Center, developing a Restorative Justice training curriculum for young people involved in the Brownsville Youth Court and working with young people in the Alternative to Incarceration and Diversion programs. Prior to graduate school, Julia worked as a case manager in homeless services in San Francisco, as well as with The Family Center in Brooklyn as a legal advocate for people living with severe and chronic illness. She spent a year living in Valparaíso, Chile, learning Spanish and teaching English to Chilean navy members and their families. Julia obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University.