Nimisha Srivastava steps into the role of Program Director to lead the CSJ team into the next generation of justice.

Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) is excited to announce Nimisha Srivastava as our new Program Director. In her role, Nimisha will be responsible for leading CSJ’s team in Delhi and spearheading CSJ’s innovative restorative justice work in India.

Nimisha brings more than a decade’s experience in research, advocacy, public policy development and communications to CSJ.  As a leader, she has worked across governmental, for-profit and non-profit sectors, and has extensive experience collaborating with Indian state and national government bodies, including the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Most recently, Nimisha served as UNICEF Consultant with the state governments of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to improve local child protection and justice systems. She is a thoughtful, dynamic leader committed to ensuring justice for survivors and healing for those who have been harmed.

“This is an exciting time for the organization,” CSJ Founder Jonathan Derby explained. “Since CSJ’s inception in 2013, the team has represented over 200 children harmed by sexual abuse. Our clients — the

individuals and communities impacted by abuse — have shaped CSJ.  With each case and client story, we’ve continued to learn and adapt our work to better meet their needs. We are now stepping into a new season as an organization. As we pursue restorative justice in India, I am incredibly excited to have Nimisha Srivastava as Program Director. Nimisha’s experience and passion for restorative justice make her a natural fit to lead CSJ into the next season.”

Nimisha comes to CSJ with the enthusiastic support of CSJ’s Directors. “On behalf of the Board members, I’m delighted Nimisha will carry CSJ’s mission into this next season of growth,” said Sylvia Castelino, CSJ’s Board Secretary, “Nimisha has a unique combination of skills, experience and passion to catalyse our restorative justice work within Delhi’s justice system. We are excited to see how she will grow and shape CSJ in the years to come.”

Nimisha stepped into the Program Director role in January 2019. CSJ Founder Jonathan Derby will support Nimisha through her transition and will continue to provide strategic input and guidance to the organization in his role as Board President of CSJ’s sister organisation in the U.S.