Marina Golan-Vilella

Program Assistant, Domestic Policy


Marina Golan-Viella

Marina Golan-Vilella serves as a Program Assistant for Domestic Policy at FCNL. Marina works under José Santos Woss on mass incarceration issues and campaign finance reform (election integrity). She lobbies members of Congress for criminal justice reform, from police oversight to prisoner re-entry programs. Her responsibilities include researching legislator positions, writing policy briefs and updates, and conducting outreach to FCNL constituents.

Marina graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy. Before coming to FCNL, Marina completed internships in the Policy Office of the Governor of Rhode Island and the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She has also worked for The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights as a research assistant studying best practices for LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system. In her 2½ years volunteering as a Health Leads advocate, Marina assisted English and Spanish-speaking families one-on-one with finding government and nonprofit programs to improve health and wellbeing.

Articles by Marina Golan-Vilella

Update Senate Re-Introduces Sentencing Reform 

Senate sponsors, led by Senators Grassley (IA) and Durbin (IL), have re-introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA). This bill is a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that would make fair, smart reductions in mandatory minimum sentences and lower our massive prison population at the federal level.

Update Behind The Scenes, Work Continues on Criminal Justice Reform 

What Congress is doing – and needs to do – on criminal and juvenile justice.

FCNL is working as hard as ever to end mass incarceration. You might see less talk about it on the news or in Congress, but we know that criminal justice reform is still crucial.