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Lisa Kavanaugh


Lisa M. Kavanaugh is the director of the Innocence Program at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the public defender agency of Massachusetts. Lisa evaluates and litigates Massachusetts innocence claims and provides litigation support and oversight of funding for the investigation and expert resources of these claims. She is actively involved in developing statewide training programs on forensic evidence, and in 2013 formed a Working Group of criminal justice leaders that is focused on improving access to post-conviction DNA analysis and secured federal funding to support this work. She serves on the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Eyewitness Identification and the Board of the national Innocence Network.