Youth Law & Policy Attorney
Fresno Barrios Unidos
Briana Zweifler is a California attorney working towards decarceration, decriminalization, and reinvestment in community health. In 2020, they returned to their hometown of Fresno to serve as the Youth Law & Policy Attorney at Fresno Barrios Unidos (FBU). In this role, Briana supports youth- and community-led policy initiatives to promote youth justice, health justice, and education justice. Prior to joining FBU, Briana advocated for community-based and developmentally-appropriate responses to youth in contact with the juvenile justice system as the UC Presidential Public Service Fellow at the National Center for Youth Law. They worked with several Northern California organizations during law school, including the W. Haywood Burns Institute, the ACLU of Northern California, the Prison Law Office, and the Yurok Tribal Court. They earned their B.A. from UC Berkeley in 2013 and J.D. from the UC Davis School of Law in 2018.