Callie King-Guffey

Callie joined the CFSY team in January 2023. She seeks narrative and political change for and with children who experience systems of excessive punishment.

Before joining CFSY, Callie worked at the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for over six years, where she enjoyed managing various advocacy initiatives that brought millions of children’s voices into decision-making processes and helped establish new norms around child and youth participation. She has also worked on ending the school-to-prison pipeline in California, implementing alternatives to incarceration in Oregon, improving reentry in New York, and advancing sentencing reform in Louisiana.

In 2022, Callie received her Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard. There, she collaborated with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth on her capstone with Human Rights Watch which measured how US states fail to meet global standards for children and their rights, including the internationally adopted standard that no child should be sentenced to life without parole.

You can find Callie with a heavily caffeinated beverage at all hours of the day. To unwind and decaffeinate, Callie enjoys fresh air.