Reilly Weinstein, LMSW, joined ILS in May 2021 as the Data Outreach Officer. She has an MSW from Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, and a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Goucher College. Reilly ultimately chose the field of social work for its emphasis on social justice and multi-level intervention to create systemic change.
During her graduate studies, Reilly examined the impact of policy and systemic issues on individual and community well-being. In her courses, she studied, evaluated and made recommendations for criminal justice and social welfare policies. Reilly also completed fieldwork at the Hunts Points Alliance for Children and the Bronx Center for Court Innovation. In these roles, Reilly worked both within the community and directly with individuals and families to provide therapeutic support and case management services. Post-graduate, Reilly worked as a behavioral health clinician with youth and families in the foster care system.
In addition, Reilly has served in multiple research positions. As a member of a faculty-led research team at Goucher College, Reilly co-designed a study on mindfulness and gained hands-on experience in every step of the research process, including presenting findings at the 2016 ABCT conference. She has also held other research roles, including ones at Johns Hopkins and the Institute of Family Health, an FQHC serving primarily the underserved and underinsured.
As a licensed social worker, Reilly recognizes the institutionalized forces of oppression that create major barriers to justice and equity. In working as a therapist and case manager, Reilly has a deep understanding of the impact of poor-quality legal representation on marginalized communities. With a background in research, Reilly knows that data plays an essential role both in conceptualizing the problem and actualizing the solution. As the ILS Data Outreach Officer, Reilly serves as the primary point of contact within the Office for counties and providers of defense services to assist with understanding and fulfilling data reporting requirements.