Nino RodriguezAuthor: CFFPP . Date: May 22, 2017
Nino Rodriguez is responsible for developing relationships with local social-service programs and policy advocates to strengthen the Center’s position as a national bridge between policy and practice. In particular, his work focuses on comprehensive services for low-income parents of color in the context of child support enforcement and other social welfare policies. Mr. Rodriguez previously provided technical assistance, research, and analysis for re-entry programs at the Vera Institute of Justice; advocated for family-focused services for people on parole at Family Justice in New York; and published and presented on homelessness prevention for people leaving prison. As a volunteer, he co-facilitates youth peer court programs for Briarpatch Youth Services in Madison. Before transitioning to the nonprofit sector, he was a producer and project manager in the computer game industry. Mr. Rodriguez has taken trainings in motivational interviewing and restorative justice facilitation techniques. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in film and television from the University of California, Los Angeles.