Karen Robinson, Esq. is a Staff Attorney for VLJ and coordinates VLJ’s efforts for Newark Reentry Legal Services (ReLeSe) and the New Jersey Human Trafficking Victims' Legal Assistance Program.  Karen currently co-chairs the Reentry Subcommittee of the Essex County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns and is a member of the Legal Representation and Veterans Subcommittees of the group.  Karen is a member of the NJSBA Municipal Practice Section.  Prior to attending law school, she served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked in refugee resettlement in Nashville, TN. During law school, Karen was selected as a Haiti Rule of Law delegate where she participated in a new Prison Conditions project in Jeremie, Haiti and she worked on Prison Conditions and Prisoner’s Rights in Cameroon, Africa.  She was also president of the Public Interest Network. Karen is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Rhetoric and received her law degree from Seton Hall University.