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Lynn WuCity of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

Lynn Wu is a Staff Attorney at the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board where she conducts mediations, acts as an administrative law judge, and prepares legal recommendations on appeal cases.  She also works with legislators to write, analyze, and support legislation to promote housing stability and prevent displacement.  Lynn is also the Project Manager for the Stanislaus County Youth Assessment Center, a new diversion program to support vulnerable young people and their families to prevent youth from entering the youth justice system.  Lynn also supervises and mentors field placement students as a lecturer at the Berkeley School of Law. For nearly a decade, Lynn was a Staff Attorney and Juvenile Justice Policy and Projects Manager at the Prison Law Office.  She advocated with and on behalf of incarcerated people and their families in legislative and regulatory proceedings.  She helped pass legislation to establish a youth parole process, monitored its implementation, conducted workshops for incarcerated people, and challenged improper parole denials and Governor reversals. Lynn also managed and provided technical assistance to county stakeholders in multiyear projects to improve outcomes for justice-involved girls, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming youth, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the youth-serving systems. Lynn was a middle school teacher, new teacher coach, and family liaison in East Oakland.  She also worked as a consultant to the Oakland Unified School District to develop more effective systems for agencies to coordinate services for young people.