Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg is the Director of Communications for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.
Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Communications Manager for the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey.
From 2007 to 2015 she worked as a Case Analyst for the Innocence Project, an organization that uses DNA testing to exonerate the wrongly convicted. As a Case Analyst she was tasked with reviewing requests for assistance from those seeking representation. For cases that she determined warranted an in-depth investigation, Elizabeth reviewed trial transcripts, police reports, lab reports, and corresponded extensively with the person seeking help. She then synthesized information from these disparate sources to create a new narrative of the case that had not yet been written–about how the person may be innocent, and how it could be proven with DNA testing. Elizabeth’s work has been instrumental in countless people becoming clients, and several exonerations.
Over the course of her career at the Innocence Project, Elizabeth trained staff and law students on the Innocence Project’s screening process; mentored new Case Analysts; and instituted new systems to make the intake processes more compassionate and responsive to those seeking help.
She is a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University-New Brunswick at the Program in Criminal Justice. She earned her Master’s degree at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and her Bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.