Natalie Ossenfort is the Director of Alliance for Justice’s Texas office, where she works with nonprofit organizations and funders to strengthen their advocacy capacity and understanding of the rules of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying. She has more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, working in the fields of public policy and criminal justice. She previously helped to create and run the Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX), a non-profit organization dedicated to freeing those wrongfully convicted of crimes in the state. At IPTX, Natalie held both Executive Director and Chief Staff Attorney positions, and she specialized in the litigation of cases involving the use of DNA evidence. She also worked with the organization to successfully advocate on behalf of reforms designed to reduce the number of wrongful convictions and assist those reentering society after lengthy terms of unjust confinement. Natalie obtained her law degree from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth. She earned her undergraduate B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, where she majored in Political Science and graduated cum laude.
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