Shakti Belway is the Deputy Director of Policy, Litigation and Programs at the National Center for Youth Law. In this role, she directs and supports the staff leading NCYL’s extraordinary advocacy on behalf of children, youth, families and communities.
During her career, Shakti has worked in human rights advocacy, as a civil rights attorney, policy reformer and litigator, as an educator, and as a child and youth advocate.
Shakti has a B.A from Yale College in Ethics, Politics & Economics and a law degree from Stanford Law School. After law school, in 2005 Shakti served as a Skadden Fellow in Mississippi.