Valerie Raine
Adjunct Professor of Law

Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue, 18th floor
New York ,  New York  10018
Email: vraine@courts.state.ny.us
Telephone: 212.373.8081
Fax: 212.397.0985

As the director of drug treatment projects at the Center for Court Innovation, Valerie Raine assists New York’s Unified Court System in developing and training drug courts across New York State. She also oversees numerous national drug court technical assistance projects which are supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and serves as faculty for the National Drug Court Institute. From 1996 to 2000, she was project director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court, where she helped develop and manage New York City's first drug treatment court. For the past two years, Ms. Raine has taught a course on problem-solving justice at Fordham Law School. Previously, she worked for 14 years at the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Kings County, where she was appointed attorney-in-charge in 1994. Ms. Raine is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School.

Education

University of Virginia Law School, J.D. 1982
Hunter College, B.A. 1977