Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Michelle Karshan

Executive Director
Alternative Chance/Chans Altenativ
70A Greenwich Avenue, Suite 373
New York, New York 10011
Phone: 917-853-0433
Email: michelle.karshan@gmail.com
Website: www.alternativechance.org
Expertise: Criminal deportees, prison conditions, CAT claims, country conditions

Haiti Country Conditions Expert since 2001 – Declaration & Court Testimony re Criminal deportation; deportee mental health; prison healthcare; detention and general country conditions. Thirty-three years active involvement with Haiti. Founded Alternative Chance reentry/advocacy program for criminal deportees in Haiti in 1996; co-founded prison health care program in 2001 and served as its Coordinator for two years inside Haiti’s penitentiary. Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law Clinic (2008-2009); Graduated one-year Paralegal Studies program (1981-1982); Studied psychology and criminal justice at St. Francis College (did not complete). www.AlternativeChance.org and www.HealththroughWalls.org  Contact Michelle Karshan at 917-853-0433 or Michelle.Karshan@gmail.com

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