Associate Justice Deputy & Special Projects
AJ Young serves as the Associate Justice Deputy for the Third District. Her areas of policy focus are Juvenile Justice and LGBTQ+. AJ has over a decade of experience working with youth facing a variety of challenges, including homelessness, addiction, mental health issues, trauma, and disabilities. She has extensive direct service experience in non-profits and schools—where she learned the value of building authentic relationships and tapping into the unique strengths of individuals and communities.
AJ holds a BA in Critical Gender Studies with honors from UC San Diego and an MSW from Portland State University. She looks forward to developing and supporting meaningful policy change for some of the most marginalized individuals in our county.