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Johanna Miller is a nationally recognized public policy expert on issues including police reform, education, and privacy and technology. She has co-authored groundbreaking civil rights legislation in New York City, including the Community Safety Act, which set up oversight of racially discriminatory policing by the NYPD, and the Student Safety Act, which disclosed how black and Latino children are pushed out of New York City schools by discriminatory discipline policies.

An authority on the effect of technology on the safety and privacy of all Americans, Miller recently testified before President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing on the issue of police-worn body cameras. Miller is also a leading advisor to public schools on anti-discrimination policies, serving on both Mayor de Blasio’s citywide school climate task force and the New York Education Department’s statewide Dignity for All Students task force.

A frequent public speaker and media contributor, Miller’s appearances include the New York and American Bar Associations, Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference, Practicing Law Institute, and others. She has appeared in The New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, Village Voice, NPR and The Huffington Post, and has had op-eds published in The Albany Times-Union, Newsday, and The Buffalo News.

Miller graduated with honors from New York Law School where she currently teaches the Legislative Advocacy Clinic. Originally from Florida, she is a proud alumnus of the University of Florida and studied at La Sorbonne. She joined the NYCLU staff in 2008.

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